How do I qualify for ACP benefits?

The Affordable Connectivity Program, established by the FCC, aims to make essential broadband services affordable for households.

Households can qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program if they meet any of the following criteria:

  1. Household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  2. A member of the household received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year.
  3. Eligibility criteria are met for a participating provider’s existing low-income internet program.
  4. Participation in one of the following assistance programs:
    • – Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at USDA Community Eligibility Provision schools.
    • – SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).
    • – Medicaid (Please note that Medicaid eligibility may be up for renewal).
    • – Federal Housing Assistance programs, including Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8), Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA), Public Housing, and Affordable Housing Programs for American Indians, Alaska Natives, or Native Hawaiians.
    • – Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
    • – WIC (Women, Infants, and Children).
    • – Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits.
    • – Lifeline.
  5. Participation in one of the listed assistance programs while residing on qualifying Tribal lands, which include Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, Tribal Head Start (income-based).

Important Notice

As we navigate through the changing landscape of connectivity programs, we understand that you may have questions about the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and its potential impact on your phone service. Recently, for the first time since its establishment, the government has initiated a “Wind Down” of the ACP, raising questions about its future.

It is estimated that the program will run out of funding after March 2024 unless Congress approves additional funding.

While we provided you with a brief insight on the recent changes, we encourage you to log into your Member’s area to explore more options to secure your service.

Our commitment to helping you stay connected remains unwavering.