Congress recently created the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) that will replace the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program). Households enrolled in the EBB Program as of 12/31/21 will continue to receive their current monthly benefit during a 60-day transition period.
The ACP will provide a discount of up to $30 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on Tribal lands.
Who Is Eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?
A household is eligible if one member of the household:
- Has an income that is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines;
- 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;.
- 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;
- Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or
- Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income program.
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