E-Rate Funding

What Is E-Rate?

The E-Rate program provides discounts to public K-12 schools and public libraries purchasing data transmission services, telecommunications services, Internet access, Internet connections, and basic maintenance of internal connections.  Click here to view a list of current eligible services.

Who Can Participate in E-Rate?

Eligible customers include, but are not limited to K-12 public schools, school districts, charter schools, and public libraries.  Customers should have an approved technology plan and file the proper Schools and Libraries Division forms in a timely manner.

How We Make Using E-Rate Easy

We have simplified the procurement process for products and services that qualify for E-Rate funding by filing the Form 470 with USAC on select RFOs.  Contracts awarded under these RFO’s are considered E-Rate Eligible.         

Icon with green checkmark and the words "E-Rate Qualified" 

Eligible contracts on the DIR website are designated by the green E-Rate symbol on the contract detail page. 

E-Rate Contracts


Vendor Name

HUB Status

DIR-TSO-4304Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise USA, IncN/A
DIR-TSO-4247Anixter, Inc.N/A
DIR-TSO-4358Austin Structured Cabling LLCN/A
DIR-TSO-4344Black Box Network Services, Inc.N/A
DIR-TSO-4300CDW Government LLCN/A
DIR-TSO-4330CenturyLink Communications, LLCN/A
DIR-TEX-AN-NG-CTSA-004CenturyLink Communications, LLCN/A
DIR-CPO-4418Champion Optical Network Engineering LLC dba Champion ONEN/A
DIR-CPO-4411Cloud IngenuityWO/F
DIR-TSO-4308ConvergeOne, Inc.N/A
DIR-TSO-4295Crystal Communications, LTDAS/M
DIR-TSO-4249Datavox, IncN/A
DIR-TSO-4299EMC Corporation, dba System Peripherals, Inc.N/A
DIR-TSO-4339Extreme Networks, Inc.N/A
DIR-CPO-4400Fluxlight, Inc.N/A
DIR-TSO-4229Freeit Data Solutions, Inc.N/A
DIR-TSO-4359Graybar Electric Company, Inc.N/A
DIR-TSO-4357Hitachi Vantara CorporationN/A
DIR-TEX-AN-NG-CTSA-002Hughes Network Systems, LLCN/A
DIR-TSO-4343Insight Public Sector, Inc.N/A
DIR-TSO-4244Johnston Technical Services, Inc. Dba: JTSN/A
DIR-TSO-4240Juniper Networks (US), Inc.N/A
DIR-TSO-4272Kudelski Security, Inc.N/A
DIR-TSO-4231Layer 3 Communications (Texas), LLC.N/A
DIR-CPO-4419Mark III Systems, IncN/A
DIR-TSO-4298Mercury Networks, Inc.N/A
DIR-TSO-4355Mitel Business Systems, Inc.N/A
DIR-TSO-4286NetApp, Inc.N/A
DIR-CPO-4430Netsync Network Solutions, Inc.HI/F
DIR-TSO-4354Porter Burgess Company dba Flair Data SystemsN/A
DIR-TSO-4259Presidio Networked Solutions Group, LLCN/A
DIR-TSO-4331Pure Storage IncN/A
DIR-CPO-4427Red River Technology LLCN/A
DIR-CPO-4401Ruckus Wireless IncN/A
DIR-TSO-4349Set Solutions, Inc.N/A
DIR-CPO-4415Sirius Computer Solutions, IncN/A
DIR-TSO-4296Solid IT Networks, Inc.N/A
DIR-TSO-4297Teksys, Inc.HI/M
DIR-CPO-4422Testforce USA IncN/A
DIR-TEX-AN-NG-CTSA-010Verizon Business Network Services, LLCN/A

Learn More about E-Rate

If you have questions about E-Rate eligible DIR contracts, please contact Mario Gutierrez, 512-463-8989, or Tom Hay, 512-936-7199.

For more information on E-Rate funding, visit the USAC website.

Note:  Click here for information regarding EDGAR, Education Department of General Administrative Regulations.

Updated:  07/31/2021 02:24:07