E-rate is a federal program that provides discounts to eligible schools and libraries for telecommunications, internet access, and internal connections. Discount rates range from 20% - 90% and are based on poverty and rural or urban status. The program is governed by the FCC and administered by USAC, the Universal Services Corporation.
Important Dates for Applicants
January 16, 2023 - Last day for E-rate applicants to update their EPC Profile lunch numbers and enrollment information with DPI posted data.
February 28, 2023 - Last day to file Form 470 to start the minimum 28 day competitive bidding process. We recommend that you file by February 1 to give yourself enough time to complete the Form 470 and evaluate bids.
January 18, 2023 - March 28, 2023 - Form 471 Filing Window
Upcoming DPI E-rate Webinars & Training
- Fall Trainings are now are now available for you to watch and download at your convenience.
Additional E-rate Training
- Short USAC Training Videos
- USAC School & Library Division Webinar Series
- SETDA E-rate Training Series
Starting in FY21 C2 budgets are district-wide instead of per-school. USAC Category 2 Budget Tool
Category Two Budget Recalculation - This is the second year of the new five-year C2 budget cycle. Applicants can request a Category Two budget recalculation if the student counts or library square footage have increased. Please view the USAC Category Two Budgets webinar for more details about this process.
Funding Year 2023 Eligible Services List