Schools and Libraries (E-Rate)

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Service Provider Process

Updated December 2015


The Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program provides discounts on eligible data transmission services, Internet access services, voice services, internal connections, managed internal broadband services and equipment, and basic maintenance on equipment for eligible schools and libraries.

Here is a process overview for service providers. These steps will take you through the service provider Schools and Libraries Program process and provide you with everything you need to know along the way.

Before You Begin
Step 1 Obtain a SPIN (498 ID)
Step 2 Responding to Bids
Step 3 Winning the Bid
Step 4 Starting Services
Step 5 Invoicing
Before You're Done