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2021 E-rate Recipients


Nebraska Libraries Receive E-rate Discounts

E-rate funding commitments are released weekly as applications are reviewed and approved for Funding Year 2021 (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022). The list below will be updated as new funding waves are announced.

As of July 22, 2021, Nebraska libraries have been awarded $260,499 in discounts on their Internet access and Internal Connections costs. Discounts range from 50 to 90 percent, with 62 of the state's public libraries participating: 60 libraries have been awarded discounts on Internet services, 5 libraries have been awarded discounts on Fiber Special Construction, and 4 libraries have been awarded a discount on Internal Connections.

Discounts are awarded on a sliding scale based on the percentage of students in the local school district who are eligible for the free and reduced school lunch program, an indicator of the local level of need, and the County's Rural or Urban status as determined by the U.S. Census.  

The Nebraska Library Commission provides education, training, and consultation services to Nebraska public library staff to assist with E-rate applications. For more information about E-rate support in Nebraska, see our E-rate webpage. For more information about the E-rate program, see the Schools and Libraries Program website.

Last Updated: 7/23/2021

LibraryAmount of Discount Internet Access Fiber Special Construction Internal ConnectionsDiscount Percentage
ARAPAHOE PUBLIC LIBRARY $671.52 Internet Access     80
ATKINSON PUBLIC LIBRARY $3,024.00 Internet Access     70
BANCROFT PUBLIC LIBRARY $7,042.90     Internal
 Connections
85
BAYARD PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,440.00 Internet Access     80
BAYARD PUBLIC LIBRARY $19,354.50   Fiber Special
 Construction
  90
BAYARD PUBLIC LIBRARY $3,928.51     Internal
 Connections
80
BEATRICE PUBLIC LIBRARY $3,504 Internet Access     80
BEATRICE PUBLIC LIBRARY $19,985.40   Fiber Special
 Construction
  90
BEATRICE PUBLIC LIBRARY $3,965.92     Internal
 Connections
80
BRENIZER PUBLIC LIBRARY $630.50 Internet Access     70
BUTLER MEMORIAL LIBRARY $2,879.90 Internet Access     80
C.B. PRESTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY $719.90 Internet Access     80
CENTRAL CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,344.00 Internet Access     70
CLARKS PUBLIC LIBRARY $560.76 Internet Access     70
CLARKSON PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,433.80 Internet Access     70
CLAY CENTER PUBLIC LIBRARY $839.16 Internet Access     70
CLAY CENTER PUBLIC LIBRARY $7,092.64   Fiber Special
 Construction
  80
CLEARWATER PUBLIC LIBRARY $881.58 Internet Access     70
CREIGHTON PUBLIC LIBRARY $981.62 Internet Access     70
CULBERTSON PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,093.92 Internet Access     80
DVORACEK MEMORIAL LIBRARY $1,799.93 Internet Access     60
ELGIN PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,121.86 Internet Access     80
FAIRBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY $671.81 Internet Access     80
GARDNER PUBLIC LIBRARY $768.00 Internet Access     80
GARFIELD COUNTY LIBRARY $839.58 Internet Access     70
HASTINGS MEMORIAL LIBRARY $1,367.64 Internet Access     60
HAYES CENTER PUBLIC LIBRARY $720.00 Internet Access   80
HOLDREGE PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM $1,185.91 Internet Access     70
HOUSE MEMORIAL LIBRARY $1,260.00 Internet Access     70
IMPERIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,386.00 Internet Access     70
JOHN A STAHL LIBRARY $9,720.00 Internet Access     90
KEARNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY $712.80 Internet Access     60
KIMBALL PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,055.90 Internet Access     80
LEIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,296.00 Internet Access     60
LEXINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,620.00 Internet Access     90
LOGAN COUNTY LIBRARY $820.44 Internet Access     60
LYONS PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,920.00 Internet Access     80
MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY $2,461.73 Internet Access     80
NELIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY $840.00 Internet Access     70
NORTH BEND PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,008.00 Internet Access     60
NORTH LOUP PUBLIC LIBRARY $671.52 Internet Access     80
OAKLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY $2,940.00 Internet Access     70
OMAHA PUBLIC LIBRARY $99,036.00 Internet Access     90
ORD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY $431.93 Internet Access     60
PAWNEE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,848.00 Internet Access     80
PAXTON PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,403.90 Internet Access     80
POLK PUBLIC LIBRARY $399.00 Internet Access     70
PONCA PUBLIC LIBRARY $552.00 Internet Access     50
RISING CITY COMMUNITY LIBRARY $839.58 Internet Access     70
ROCK COUNTY LIBRARY $1,344.00 Internet Access     70
SARGENT TOWNSHIP LIBRARY $575.52 Internet Access     80
SCHUYLER PUBLIC LIBRARY $2,880.00 Internet Access     80
SCOTIA PUBLIC LIBRARY $575.52 Internet Access   80
SHELBY COMMUNITY LIBRARY $947.10 Internet Access     70
SHELTON PUBLIC LIBRARY $335.58 Internet Access     70
SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,008.00 Internet Access     70
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY $431.93 Internet Access     60
STRATTON PUBLIC LIBRARY $863.52 Internet Access     80
STROMSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY $575.86 Internet Access     60
SUPERIOR PUBLIC LIBRARY $863.52 Internet Access     80
SUPERIOR PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,100.77     Internal
Connections
80
SUTHERLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY $820.44 Internet Access     60
THREE RIVERS LIBRARY SYSTEM $1,641.60 Internet Access     90
TRENTON PUBLIC LIBRARY $834.72 Internet Access     80
VALENTINE PUBLIC LIBRARY $840.00 Internet Access     70
VERDIGRE PUBLIC LIBRARY $2,310.00 Internet Access     70
VERDIGRE PUBLIC LIBRARY $12,000.00   Fiber Special
Constrcution
  80
WYMORE PUBLIC LIBRARY $3,063.84 Internet Access     80
WYMORE PUBLIC LIBRARY $4,491.92   Fiber Special
Construction
  90
YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY $923.92 Internet Access     70
Total Number of LibrariesTotal Discounted Funds Total Number of Internet Service Discounts Total Number of Fiber Special Construction Discounts Total Number of Internal Connections/Basic Maintenance DiscountsAverage Discount Percentage
62$260,499.80 60 5 4 74%

Last Updated: 7/23/2021
For more information, contact Christa Porter.