Schools and Libraries (E-Rate)

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Trainings & Outreach

2019 Service Provider & Applicant Training

Join USAC for a training focused on service providers or applicants who participate in the Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program. The training will cover various beginner and advanced topics. There is no cost to attend the training, however, space is limited. Participants are encouraged to register early.


Service Provider Training
  • August 5/6 – Washington, DC
  • August 7 – Washington, DC (Information sessions for Rural Health Care Program, Lifeline Program, High Cost Program, and Contributors)
  • August 8/9 – Washington, DC
Applicant Training
  • September 16/17 – Washington, DC
  • September 19/20 – Washington, DC
  • September 23/24 – Farmers Branch, TX
  • October 2/3 – Palatine, IL
  • October 16/17 – Vancouver, WA
  • October 22/23 – North Branch, NJ
  • October 31/ November 1 – San Marcos, CA
  • November 13/14 – Atlanta, GA
Tribal Training
  • October 16 – Vancouver, WA
  • November 19 – Tahlequah, OK
  • November 21 – Farmington, NM

Service Provider Training Agenda and Presentations

Here are the agenda and presentation slides for the 2019 service provider trainings.

Half-Day Beginner Session (August 5, 2019 and August 8, 2019)

Full-Day General Sessions (August 6, 2019 and August 9, 2019)

Full-Day Beginner Track

Full-day Advanced Track

Applicant Training Agenda and Presentations

Here are the agenda and presentation slides for the 2019 applicant trainings.

Half-Day Beginner Session

Full-Day General Sessions

Full-Day Beginner Track

Full-day Advanced Track

Tribal Training Agenda and Presentations

Here are the agenda and presentation slides for the 2019 Tribal Trainings.

Location Information

Washington, DC

Universal Service Administrative Co., Board Rooms 1-4

700 12th Street, NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005

All attendees must have a state or federally issued ID and must enter through the 700 12th Street entrance.

USAC is centrally located in downtown Washington, DC directly above the Metro Center Station (Red, Orange, Blue, and Silver lines) and just a short walk from the Gallery Place Chinatown Station (Green and Yellow lines).

Paid parking is available in various parking garages in and around the building.

Closest Airport:
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is 4.1 miles away.

Farmers Branch, TX

Brookhaven College
Miles Building - Room H-125

3939 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, TX 75244

Location Details:
Brookhaven College is located just north of LBJ Freeway (IH-635) in the city of Farmers Branch, between Marsh and Midway roads.

Free parking is available adjacent to the building.

Mass Transit Options:
See transit options here.

Closest Airport:
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is 14 miles away.

Palatine, IL

Harper College Wojcik Conference Center, Amphitheater

Wojcik Conference Center
1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067

Harper College is located in Chicago's Northwest suburb of Palatine, IL.
The closet public transportation is the Metra Palatine: Union Pacific Northwest Line or the Pace Suburban Bus Route 696 to Harper.

Free parking is available in Lot 14 located adjacent to the Conference Center. If Lot 14 is full, there is additional parking in Lot 10, 11 and 12, marked by yellow parking stripes. Handicap parking is available in Lot 14 but is limited to those with a handicap parking sticker/sign. For more information, please see the Visit Harper College page.

Closest Airport:
Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) is 15 miles away.

Vancouver, WA

Clark College at Columbia Tech Center

18700 SE Mill Plain Boulevard
Vancouver, WA 98683

Free parking lot adjacent to the building.

TriMet service is available

C-TRAN service is available

Closest Airport:
Portland International Airport (PDX) is 18 miles away.

North Branch, NJ

Raritan Valley Community College, Event Center Grand Conference Room

118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, New Jersey 08876

Transportation & Parking:
Raritan Valley Community College is located in North Branch, NJ, a hamlet located mostly within Branchburg, NJ. The campus shuttle bus connects to NJ Transit buses and train stations. Parking is available throughout the campus, Lot 1 is closest to the Event Center. For more information, please see the Visit Raritan Valley Community College page.

Closest Airport:
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is 35 miles away.

San Marcos, CA

California State University San Marcos
University Student Union- Ballroom

333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096

Location Details:
California State University San Marcos is in the North County area of San Diego County.

A parking permit is required at all times while parked on campus. The closest general lot to Cougar Central is Lot C.  Visitors may purchase a daily or hourly permit electronically through the PayByPhone app. Register Online ahead of time to save time and elect to receive a text or email to extend your parking time if needed. Find additional information here.

Additional Info:
To access the ballroom, the main staircase on the first floor near the parking structure will take you up one floor to the ballroom level. There is also an elevator at the main staircase entrance. If you need assistance you may reach the USU info desk at 760-750-7450 or visit the info desk on east side of the top floor.

Mass Transit Info:

Closest Airport:
San Diego International Airport (SAN) is 37 miles away.

Atlanta, GA

Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center, Auditorium

250 14th Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Transportation & Parking:
Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center is located in downtown Atlanta, GA.
Public transportation options include the 14 Bus (14th and Barnes Street) and the MARTA Arts Center Transit Station (15 minute walk). Event parking for GTRI is provided in the E70 Parking Deck.

Closest Airport:
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is 12 miles away.

Tahlequah, OK

Northeastern State University
University Center Morgan Room (3rd Floor)

612 N Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464-2301

Paid parking is available in various parking areas.

Closest Airport:
Tulsa International Airport (NSU) is 40 miles away.

Farmington, NM

San Juan College
Room TBD

4601 College Boulevard
Farmington, NM 87402

Open parking

Closest Airport:
Four Corners Regional Airport (FMN) is 7 miles away.

Additional Information

To change or cancel your registration, use the password provided in your confirmation email. If you cannot locate your confirmation email, contact the USAC Training team.

If you have any special needs (i.e. mobility, visual, or hearing) please inform USAC at least one week prior to the training.