The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.
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 qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.
A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if one member of the household:
- Has an income that is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines;
- Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline;
- Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year, 2020-2021, or 2021-2022;
- Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
- Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income program.
There is a limit of one benefit per household per month.
If you are approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, you may be eligible to receive $30 off of your internet bill.
You can check eligibility requirements and apply for the ACP by visiting ACPBenefit.org. If you have questions about the ACP or wish to check your application status, you can contact the ACP Support Center at (877)384-2575. Complaints concerning ACP service can be directed to the FCC Consumer Complaint center at https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/ or (888)225-5322.