The Affordable Connectivity Program is a new federal program that helps families and households afford internet service. This new benefit provides:
- A discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households
- A one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.
ELIGIBILITY. Families or individuals whose income is 200% or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines or who participate in one of the following assistance programs may be eligible:
- Medicaid (STAR, STAR Kids, CHIP)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits
- Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program
HOW TO SIGN UP. If you’re ready to sign up, have the following items ready:
- Official documentation that proves your household participates in a qualifying government assistance program (listed above).
- A legal form of identification
- An email address.
- A legal resident must apply for your household.
- There is technically not an age requirement and a household can qualify on behalf of a child as long as they are participating a government program.
- You do not have to use your Social Security number, however, processing is faster when you use it.
- Any member of your household can make your household eligible if they participate in one of the Federal programs. (For example, if your child or dependent participates in the Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program the household qualifies for the ACP benefit.)
- If you currently receive a Lifeline benefit, you automatically qualify for ACP and can receive both benefits at the same time. (Lifeline is a Federal Communications Commission program to help make communications services more affordable for qualifying individuals).
ADDITIONAL HELP & RESOURCES
- FCC.gov/ACP or call 877-384-2575
- Know Before You Connect
- Eligibility Application Step by Step Guide
- Eligibility Next Steps