E-Rate Instructions

Applying for E-Rate Funds

To apply for E-Rate funding, visit the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) Process Overview section at the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC) website. In general, there are three documents to be submitted in order to qualify for E-Rate funds.

  • Form 470. July through January
  • Form 471. November through early February
  • Form 486. July 1 or within 120 days after receiving the funding commitment letter.

All of these forms can be downloaded at: http://www.usac.org/sl/tools/forms/default.aspx