The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, which known by most people as "E-Rate", is administered under the direction of the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), by the USAC (Universal Service Administrative Company).
The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund makes discounts available to eligible schools and libraries for:
The program is intended to ensure that schools and libraries have access to affordable telecommunications and information services. Discounts received depends on the level of poverty and the rural/urban status of the served population. Discounts can range from 20% to 90% of eligible services. Libraries, schools, and school districts that are eligible may apply as part of a consortium or individually.
E-Rate Funding must be requested under one of the four different categories of service:
For complete information on the program and process, visit the E-Rate Website athttp://www.usac.org/sl/.
Secure Edge Networks' professionals work with schools to help fund projects for their technology needs. Use the following information when filling out your form 470 and 471: