AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM

Helping Low-Income Households Pay for Home Broadband

Affordable Connectivity Program

GET CONNECTED TO HOME BROADBAND

Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program will provide a discount of $30 per month toward the broadband service plan of choice for eligible households. This benefit is $75 for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Additionally, eligible households will receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer or tablet from eligible providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Who Is Eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program

Your household qualifies for the Affordable Connectivity Program if it has an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines OR any member of the household:

Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household. To receive the connected device discount, consumers need to enroll in the ACP with a participating provider that offers connected devices (Note: not all internet company offer device discounts.) The internet company will provide the discount to the consumer.

Need Help?

If you have questions about eligibility or the enrollment process, please complete this form and a member of our team will contact you.

AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM

FAQs

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Contact your preferred participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process.
  2. Visit www.ACPBenefit.org to submit an application or print out a mail-in application.
  3. Complete the application and Household Worksheet and mail them, along with copies of proof documentation, to:


    ACP Support Center

    PO Box 7081

    London, KY 40742

The over 9 million households fully enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program as of December 31, 2021, will continue to receive their current monthly benefit until March 1, 2022. The FCC will release additional guidance for households already enrolled in the EBB.

FAQ’s about the ACP can be found here.

The US Department of Education created this page which includes:
  • Strategies for school and district outreach to families
  • An outreach toolkit which includes sample social media graphics and posts, newsletter and email content, and printable fliers
  • Information about the change from the Emergency Broadband Benefit to the Affordable Connectivity Program

To support ACP outreach efforts, the FCC also launched a toolkit of materials for partners to download and customize to meet their needs. 

Education SuperHighway has outlined the transition from the EBB to the ACP here and in our Quick Guide to the EBB and ACP.

K-12 Bridge to Broadband

Connecting Every Student for Remote Learning

Any household with a K-12 student approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program (including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year); is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program.

Using our K-12 Bridge to Broadband program, states and school districts can identify unconnected students, then use our tailored outreach resources to help their household connected.