The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
is a program provided by the FCC to help low-income households pay for Internet service and connected devices.
Eligible households can receive the following:
- Up to $30 a month discount on your Internet service, if your Internet Service Provider offers ACP discounts
- Up to a $75 a month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands (more info on the Tribal Benefit)
- A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50). This is limited to one device per household
Check to see if your household qualifies. Here are some of the criteria.
You already participate in certain government assistance programs:
- Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
- Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program
- Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
- Head Start (only households meeting the income qualifying standard)
- Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF)
- Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations
Your household income is 200% or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines. (See the table below.)
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*You will likely have to show proof of income when applying.
If you already receive a lifeline benefit (another FCC program).
If you qualify through your child or dependent.
Any member of your household can make your household eligible if they participate in one of the programs above. For example, if your child or dependent participates in the Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or is enrolled in a USDA Community Eligibility Provision school, your household qualifies for the ACP benefit.