Helping to bridge the digital divide
E-rate funds make technology more affordable for schools and libraries across the U.S. $8 billion in funding will be available in the new five-year budget cycle.Watch Video
Through CARES Act 2.0, K-12 schools will be provided an additional $54.3 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER II Fund). This new funding is intended to help school districts safely reopen and take other actions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. These funds can be used to purchase educational technology.
Additionally, ESSER funds could go toward an E-rate applicant’s non-discount portion (matching funds). We suggest following this Universal Services Administration Co. (USAC) guidance: E-rate rules require applicants to have “secured access” to the funds necessary to pay for their non-discount portion at the time their FCC Form 471 funding applications are certified.
To learn more visit USAC’s website.
What is E-rate?
Learn more about the E-rate program, including eligibility requirements, key areas of technology covered, and how you can participate.Read E-rate Overview
Maximize your E-rate funding
E-rate funds make technology more affordable for schools and libraries across the U.S. Check out these 10 tips to learn how to make the most of the program.View infographic
Over $1B of E-rate funding is available for libraries. Modernize your network in order to provide more digital services to your community.Learn more
Stay ahead of the E-rate process.