15.6 million households with children in K-12 are eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) – 3.8 million are estimated to be unconnected.
Complete the form to download our ACP Adoption Toolkit for School Districts. It is designed to help district leaders implement outreach strategies that increase awareness of this critical benefit program.
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a new federal government program that helps families pay for home internet and connected devices. The benefit provides:
Discount on Internet Service
Discount on Internet Service for Household on Qualifying Tribal Lands
For a Laptop, Tablet or Desktop Computer Purchased Through a Provider Offering Connected Devices
There are a number of ways to qualify for the ACP benefit. For example, a family may be eligible for the benefit if a student within that household qualifies for free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the School Breakfast Program (SBP) or if the student attends a school participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program.
School districts are uniquely positioned to both increase awareness of the ACP and support enrollment by providing the documentation necessary to prove eligibility when a student participates in one of these programs. This documentation is particularly helpful for households who do not wish to, or cannot, prove eligibility via one of the other accepted methods.
EducationSuperHighway’s Affordable Connectivity Program Toolkit for School Districts contains a step-by-step action plan, information on our enrollment assistance tool, and a resource hub with templates and customizable resources. The materials are designed for school districts of all sizes and provide lessons learned and best practices to make your efforts as impactful as possible.
Discover the best ways to support households that qualify due to a student’s participation in the NSLP, SBP, or CEP by supplying documentation that proves they qualify.
Encourage households to apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program by directing them to the application or recommending our enrollment assistance tool, GetACP.org.
For households that do not qualify via a school meal program, GetACP.org helps them determine if they qualify, what documents they’ll need to apply, and how to connect to home internet plans that are free with ACP.
Download the free and customizable marketing materials you need to increase awareness of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and support enrollment in your community.