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Capture your share of $3.9B


Capture your share of $3.9B

Listen to our recent webcast to hear how Howe Public Schools is using E-rate to revitalize their network infrastructure and improve teaching and learning. John Harrington, CEO of Funds for Learning, also provides an E-rate update.

Top ten tips from E-rate pros

Tip #5:  Assess network needs and prioritize

Tip #5: Assess network needs and prioritize

44% of E-rate applicants say their Wi-Fi network is four years old, and 72% believe Wi-Fi is critical to fulfill their organization's mission.

District uses E-rate to build robust, easy-to-manage network

Wayne  Highlands School District

"We wanted to implement a one-to-one learning environment, and we wanted to provide robust, reliable service to students who might not have a connection at home."

Scott D. Miller
Director of Technology
Wayne Highlands School District

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How to apply for E-rate funding

Step 1: Plan and design

Build your network design to meet your digital learning initiatives.

CoSN network checklist
Network readiness guide

Step 2: Assess funding

Review E-rate eligible services and your discount level to know how much funding you can apply for and how much you'll need to come up with or fund from other sources.

Cisco product eligibility database
USAC Eligible Services List (ESL)

Step 3: Request proposals

File E-rate Form 470 to start the competitive bidding process. Review responses and select a service provider.

USAC Forms

Step 4: Apply for funding

File Form 471 before the filing window deadline (usually in the Spring).

USAC forms
Then what?

More E-rate funding available now than ever before

More E-rate funding available now than ever before

New to E-rate or need a refresher? Here's what you need to know.

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El Centro did it. So can you.

See how you can use E-rate and the power of digital to transform education in your school.

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El Centro did it. So can you.

Offers for K-12 education

Education product SKU

These products include an Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty that expands Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) support from 90 days to 3 years.

U.S. K-12 Bundled Warranty

Get 12 months of Cisco TAC access, software updates, and Cisco.com access, and up to 36 months of advanced hardware replacement.

WebEx for K-12

Connect your classrooms with Cisco WebEx. Connect anyone, anywhere, on any device.

Learn more about special offers for K-12 schools.

News and events

Learn the latest E-rate news

Learn the latest E-rate news

Funds for Learning provides analysis, guidance, and commentary.

What's new from USAC

What's new from USAC

Stay up to date on what’s new from USAC, the E-rate program administrator.

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