Federal Assistance 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)
• 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
Tribal Assistance Programs
• Any of the federal assistance programs listed above
• Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
• Head Start (only households meeting the income qualifying standard)
• Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF)
• Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
The Lifeline Program
If you currently receive a Lifeline benefit, you automatically qualify for ACP. You can receive both benefits at the same time.
Qualify through your child or dependent
Any member of your household can make your household eligible if they participate in one of the programs above. For example, if your child or dependent participates in the Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or is enrolled in a USDA Community Eligibility Provision school, your household qualifies for the ACP benefit.
*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. Learn more about the Tribal Benefit.
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is aimed at assisting lower-income households in accessing and maintaining their internet connectivity. This initiative offers qualified customers of participating broadband providers a credit of up to $30 per month (or $75 per month for those residing in Tribal lands) to offset the costs of both internet and mobile services. The ACP will remain in effect for as long as the Federal Government allocates funds to support the program, which is anticipated to extend over several years. The specific credit amount depends on the selected services’ rates.
How long will ACP last?Hemil Mehta2023-10-13T10:13:19-05:00
The Program’s duration is contingent on continued funding from the Federal Government, and it is anticipated to extend for several years. Customers enrolled in the program will receive notifications at least 30 days prior to its conclusion. Eligibility for an ACP credit will persist as long as customers remain qualified for the Program, and periodic confirmation of eligibility may be necessary.
Who is eligible for ACP?Hemil Mehta2023-10-13T11:04:51-05:00
A household is eligible if the entire household income is at or below twice the federal poverty level (for example, $60,000/year for a family of four, $29,160/year for an individual) or if any member of the household meets at least one of the following criteria:
Participates in certain government assistance programs, such as:
SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps)
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) Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit
Tribal Assistance Programs such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Head Start (only households meeting the income qualifying standard), Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision
Received a federal Pell Grant in the current award year
In order to confirm your eligibility for ACP, we will have to share certain qualifying information about you with the Federal Government
When will the ACP credit appear on my bill?Hemil Mehta2023-10-13T11:07:36-05:00
Upon confirmation of your enrollment, the ACP credit could be visible on your upcoming billing statement. Nonetheless, depending on your enrollment timing, the credit may not be reflected until your second bill following enrollment.
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