Congress created the Affordable Connectivity Program, a long-term, $14 billion program. Allowing those who qualify to receive a $30 monthly bill credit for broadband and/or phone service.
This investment in broadband affordability will help ensure we can afford the connections we need for work, school, health care and more for a long time.
You must apply at www.affordableconnectivity.gov to get started.
Who Is Eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?
A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:
- Has a household income that is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines;
- Participates in certain federal assistance programs (see list of programs below);
- If you or anyone in your household already receives a Lifeline Benefit.
Federal Assistance Programs
You are eligible for the ACP if you (or someone in your household) participate in one of these programs:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps
- Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA) (including Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (Section 8 Vouchers), Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)/202/811, Public Housing, and Affordable Housing Programs for American Indians, Alaska Natives or Native Hawaiians)
- Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
- Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision schools
- Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year
You may need to show a card, letter, or official document as proof that you participate in one of these programs when you apply for the ACP.
If you apply and you are deemed as "qualified" for this benefit, it is very important that you forward the qualification email and a good contact number to firstname.lastname@example.org so the bill credit can be added to your account. We will need to call you, so please include a good call back number!
Please note: you may get a message that you qualify for benefits, however, SVEConnect will need to enter your information in the FCC database for final approval.