Kentucky public libraries break record for funding from E-rate

Kentucky libraries receive more than $2 million in funding from E-rate.

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Frankfort, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky public libraries set a new record for funding commitments from education rate (E-rate).

E-rate is a federal program that provides discounts on Internet, telecommunications, and networking equipment for schools and public libraries.

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For the July 2019 – June 2020 funding year, Kentucky public libraries have a record commitment of $2,195,532 in E-rate funding, marking a record amount since the program’s inception in 1998.

Kentucky public libraries also set a new participation record with 47 libraries requesting discounts on networking equipment or maintenance for a 38 percent increase from the previous record set in 2017.