Financial Assistance for Internet Access

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.

 

Enrolled in EBB? You must transition before March 1, 2022

Emergency Broadband Benefit recipients fully enrolled as of December 31, 2021 will automatically continue to receive their current monthly benefit until March 1, 2022. You can learn more the program transition and steps you may need to take to stay enrolled after March 1, 2022, by visiting fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.

 

Who's Eligible?

A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:

  • Has an income that is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines; or
  • Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline;
  • Participates in Tribal specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations;
  • Is approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, or 2021-2022 school year;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income program.

* If your family is eligible through the free and reduced-price school lunch program and need to provide proof of eligibility, please submit this form to our Food & Nutrition Department.

 

How to Apply

  • Go to ACPBenefit.org to submit an application or print out a mail-in application.
  • Contact your preferred participating provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to your bill.

Some providers may have an alternative application that they will ask you to complete. Eligible households must both apply for the program and contact a participating provider to select a service plan.

Don't see your provider? See all participating providers.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit the Federal Communications Commission website to view frequently asked questions.