The FCC launched a pilot program Thursday designed to make it easier for Tribal libraries to apply for broadband funding through E-Rate. Through the program, Tribal schools and libraries could receive support with the goal of finding affordable broadband internet service for those institutions. The pilot will initially target 20 Tribal libraries that are either new to the program or have expressed challenges applying in the past. It will also offer one-on-one assistance. Applications to participate are due Nov. 18.