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Information and Resources

The Educational Rate (E-Rate) Program was instituted under the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to expand internet and telecommunication connectivity for schools and libraries. Funding for the nationwide program for FY2022 is capped at $4.456 billion ( and provides discounts of 20-90% of the cost of services, depending on the socioeconomic factors of the population served. The program guarantee discounts on Priority 1 services, and then allocates remaining funds for Priority 2 services to the neediest school districts.

News and Deadlines

For the latest E-Rate news, announcements and deadlines, please visit the E-Rate News and Deadlines page.

Contact Information

For a listing of E-Rate related contact information, please visit the South Carolina E-Rate Contact Information page.

South Carolina K-12 School Technology Initiative

4430 Broad River Road

Columbia, SC 29210