Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

This Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband (high-speed internet) bills for qualifying low-income households. It includes:

  • Up to $50 a month discount on service and associated equipment rentals
  • Up to $75 a month discount for households on Tribal lands
  • And a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desk top computer

    WHO IS ELIGIBLE

    • Those who experienced a substantial loss in income in 2020;
    • Those who already meet the requirements of an internet service provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program;
    • Those who qualify for Lifeline benefits through participation in SNAP and other government assistance programs;
    • Participants of Tribal assistance programs;
    • Those who received a Pell Grant;
    • Those received benefits under free and reduced school lunch program
    • Households with incomes at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines.
      • Examples: household of 1 making $17,338 per year; household of 4 making $35,775 per year

          HOW TO APPLY

          IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a temporary program. It will end when the funds run out or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services ends the COVID-19 health emergency.

          The FCC has also developed and is providing a FREE outreach toolkit for partners. Click here to access all the resources. The promotional items include but are not limited to the following:

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