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E- Rate - Schools & Libraries USF Program

Universal Service Administrative Company

Funding Amount

20-90% of Eligible Services

Matching Funds


Funding Cycle

Rolling Applications


Funding may be requested under two categories of service:
1. Category one services to a school or library (telecommunications, telecommunications services and Internet access)
2. Category two services that deliver Internet access within schools and libraries (internal connections, basic maintenance of internal connections, and managed internal broadband services)

Discounts for support depend on the level of poverty and whether the school or library is located in an urban or rural area

Who Can Apply

Schools (public or private, K-12) libraries, and groups of schools and libraries (e.g., consortia, districts, and systems) can apply for discounts on eligible equipment and services

Additional Eligibility Requirements


Additional Information

For additional information, contact the customer service center at (888) 203-8100

Universal Service Fund contributors and service providers can go to the Service Providers Contact Us page for additional assistance

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