These days, having internet is important for accessing better jobs, education, and other opportunities. That’s why there is a new federal benefit program called the Affordable Connectivity Program that could save you or your loved ones $30/month on your internet bills. You can apply this discount to your current internet plan, or to any plan with any participating internet provider.
Get enrolled in the ACP!
There are 3 steps to take advantage of this program:
- Based on your household income
- If you (or your child) participates in any of these programs:
- SNAP (EBT/Food Stamps)
- Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
- Federal housing assistance
- Federal Pell Grant
- Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch
- If you or anyone in your household already receives a Lifeline benefit
There are additional qualification methods for those on Tribal Lands, in addition to this list.
You will start the application process by going to a federal website called the “National Verifier” to provide the following:
- Home address where you will apply the ACP credit to your internet plan
- Your social security number, a government ID, or another form of identification
- Documentation to confirm your eligibility for the program, if needed
Once approved, you will receive an ACP Application ID number.
After you receive your ACP Application ID you have 2 options:
- If you don’t currently have internet, call the internet provider of your choice to sign up for a new service — you can apply your ACP discount to whatever plan you choose
- If you already have an existing plan and you want to keep it, you can! Just call your current provider and tell them you want to apply your ACP discount to your current plan.
All you have to do is give the provider your Application ID to start receiving $30/month off your internet!
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