Children's Internet Protection Act

The Children's Internet Protection Act became effective April 20, 2001. Public libraries currently receiving E-Rate discounts or participating in LSTA funded programs should be aware of this legislation and how it affects the funding of your library.

CIPA and Erate

CIPA and NCIPA Information

FCC CIPA Order Issued
On July 24, 2003, the FCC issued an Order adopting measures that implement the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) in compliance with the June 23, 2003 ruling of the United States Supreme Court. The agency's order directs that "...libraries receiving e-rate discounts for Internet access or internal connections shall have one year from July 1, 2003, which is the start of Funding Year 2003, to come into compliance with the filtering requirements of CIPA."



IMLS, LSTA and CIPA Requirements 20 U.S.C. 9134 - State plans - US Government Publishing Office

Guidelines and Certification Forms for LSTA Grant Applicants

Primary CIPA Resources for Libraries:

CIPA Links

CIPA and Erate

Other resources

For more information about these legal proceedings please visit ALA's CIPA page.


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