Get Assistance: How To Get Connected
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The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a benefit program by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designed to ensure households can afford high speed broadband internet.
What is the benefit?
ACP 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. Additionally, eligible households can receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. ACP is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
Who is eligible?
A member of an eligible household for ACP must meet the following criteria:
Receives an income that is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines;
Participates in at least one assistance program, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline;
Is approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program in the current or immediately preceding school year;
Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
Participates in one of the following assistance programs and lives on Qualifying Tribal lands: Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, or Tribal Head Start; or
Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income internet program.
How do you enroll?
Enrolling in ACP is a two-step process:
Step One: Complete and submit an online or mail-in application available at ACPBenefit.org.
Step Two: Contact a participating provider to select an internet service plan and have the ACP discount applied.
*Provided courtesy of Representative Joaquin Castro.
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