Schools and Libraries (E-Rate)

Applicant Process

Updated October 2015


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

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

Before You Begin
Step 1 Competitive Bidding
Step 2 Selecting Service Providers
Step 3 Applying for Discounts
Step 4 Application Review
Step 5 Starting Services
Step 6 Invoicing
Before You're Done