The E-rate program is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) under the oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The Schools and Libraries program provides discounts to eligible schools and libraries in the United States on their telecommunications, internet access, and related services.

How Does E-rate Work?

Schools and libraries can apply each year for discounts on the cost of telecommunications and other services. If you are funded, you can either receive discounted bills from your service providers or pay for the services in full and request reimbursement. The program is capped at 2.25 Billion to 3.26 Million per program year, indexed to inflation each year.

Who Is Eligible For E-rate?


• All public schools, K-12
• All nonprofit K-12 private and parochial  schools with endowments not exceeding $50 million. Elementary or secondary schools as defined under state law.


• All public libraries
• Many private, not-for-profit libraries accessible to the public

For More Information call: 256.945.7799