The Affordable Connectivity Program is an Federal Communications Commission (fcc.gov) benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, health care and more.
The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands.
Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.
A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member ofthe household meets at least one of the criteria below:
- Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
- Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-incomeinternet program;
- Participates in one of these assistance programs:
-Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, includingat U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provisionschools.
- Federal Housing Assistance, including:
- Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (Section 8 Vouchers)
- Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)/Section 202/ Section 811
- Public Housing
- Affordable Housing Programs for American Indians, Alaska Natives or Native Hawaiians
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- VeteransPension or Survivor Benefits or Lifeline;
Persons who live on Qualifying Tribal lands and participate in the following assistance plans:
Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
Tribal Head Start (income based)
There are two steps to enroll:
1) Go to GetInternet.gov to submit an application or print out a mail-in application
2) Contact your preferred participating provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to your bill.
Eligible households must BOTH apply for the program and contact a participating provider to select a service plan
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