Provides a discount of up to $50 per month towards Internet broadband service for eligible households. A household is eligible if one member meets one of the criteria below:
• Income 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; or
• Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.
How to Apply:
Eligible households must both apply for the program and contact a participating provider to select a service plan. There are three ways to apply:
• Contact a participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process. If you are unable to apply through them directly, you will have to apply using option 2 or 3 below, and then contact a participating provider to select an eligible plan.
• Go to www.getemergencybroadband.org to apply online and to find participating providers near you. After applying you will have to contact a participating provider to select an eligible plan.
• Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application or print a copy, and return it along with copies of documents showing proof of eligibility to:
Emergency Broadband Support Center
P.O. Box 7081
London, KY 40742
Upon receiving a qualification notice households must contact a participating provider to select an eligible service plan.