E-rate and Rural Health Care
The federal Universal Service Fund provides funding to help schools, libraries and healthcare facilities connect to the internet, share information and access the resources they need to serve their local communities. The Universal Service Administrative Co. (USAC) administers the fund.
The E-rate program provides funding to help schools and libraries connect to the Internet. Public or private schools, school districts, libraries, and library systems can apply for discounts on eligible services such as:
- Internet access
- Wide Area Networks (WAN)
- Internal connections
- Certain related equipment
Funds for Learning Schools & Libraries Help Line:
Funds for Learning hosts webinars, provides weekly newsletters
USAC also has training materials and webinars
Rural Health Care
The Rural Health Care program provides funding to eligible healthcare facilities to support broadband and telecommunications services.
Rural Health Care program
USAC has funding info, application instructions, and training