Who is eligible for the
Affordable Connectivity Program?
A household is eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Program if it meets federal poverty guidelines or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:
- Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year
- Meets eligibility criteria for participation in an existing low-income Internet program
- If your household participates in any of the following government programs
- Free Reduced Lunch programs (through public schools)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance programs (HCV Program Section 8 vouchers)
- WIC program
- Affordable Housing Programs for American Indians, Alaska Natives or Native Hawaiians
- Participates in assistance programs for qualifying tribal lands
The Affordability Connectivity Program (ACP) is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) benefit program that helps households afford broadband communications and access. This includes justice-impacted families. The program is designed to ensure that every person has access to equipment and services for internet access.
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 tribal lands.
In addition, eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating service providers. They provide more than $10 and less than $100 towards the purchase price.
The Affordable Connectivity program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device per household.