The E-Rate Discount Program provides discounts for telecommunications, internet access, and network equipment to K-12 public schools across the nation. Districts can claim discounts for school telephone service, building wiring for computer networks, file servers, and network operating system software. The discounts are calculated based on the number of students eligible for free and reduced price lunches at each school and district in the state.

E-Rate Deadline: April 16, 2016 is the new closing date for FY2015 filing window.

NEW USAC Filing Requirement for E-Rate:

Each charter school/special school is required to register with EPS (USAC) and have an Account Administrator designated. The charter school should disassociate themselves from the school district in which they are presently associated. You will then need to associate the charter school with the Division of Technology (145704) Consortia.

New Filing Requirement Instruction Sheet

South Carolina K-12 Technology Initiative website