SVEConnect is now offering the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program! EBB is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households.
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.
The EBB is a temporary program that expires when funds are depleted or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declares the end of the COVID-19 health emergency (whichever comes first).
Who Is Eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?
A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:
- Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline;
- 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;
- Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
- Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers.