Welcome to the E-Rate Eligibility Helpdesk

E-rate Modernization = Unprecedented Opportunity for Applicants

The E-rate program offers $8 billion in category 2 discounts to K-12 schools and libraries over the 5-year budget cycle. Because of the E-rate Modernization Order and the additional funds, it is now possible for all schools and libraries that qualify for the E-rate program to use some funding for their digital initiatives.

Important Eligibility Information

Eligibility information on this site is subject to the following:

  • This data is applicable to Funding Year 2015 through 2024 only.
  • The eligibility information on this site is valid for funding requests in the Category 2 funding categories only.
  • The eligibility information on this site is based on technical functionality of the components only. Applicant-specific deployment factors will determine final eligibility, including how a product is used, installation location, user population served, cost-effectiveness, and other E-rate regulatory requirements.
  • E-rate discounts can be provided on installed and operational components only - services for spare parts inventory or redundant/failover components are not eligible for discounts at this time.
  • Remanufactured products have the same eligible percentage as the new part. For part numbers ending in -RF, please refer to the part number of the new product for determining eligibility.