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Affordable Connectivity Program

The ACP Is No Longer Accepting Applications

The ACP Is No Longer Accepting Applications!

Due to a lack of additional funding from Congress, the ACP stopped accepting new applications as of February 7, 2024. Funding for the program is projected to run through April 2024. This date is an estimate and may change. (Learn More)

The ACP Benefit Provides


The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program) to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected services.

About the Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) initiative was introduced by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to assist low-income households in paying for Internet service. The ACP Program aims to bridge the digital divide and ensure everyone can access affordable and reliable Internet connectivity. It is now easier than ever for low-income households to stay connected and thrive in today’s digital world. 

The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Mom & child sitting together on the Internet 

Who is Eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program

A household is eligible if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • Has an income that is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines; or
  • Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline;
  • Participates in Tribal specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations;
  • Is 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, 2020-2021, 2021-2022, or 2022-2023 school year;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income program.

FAQs: Affordable Connectivity Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit was a temporary emergency program developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Congress recently replaced the Emergency Broadband Benefit program with the Affordable Connectivity Program, a new longer-term program that will continue to help families and households struggling to afford internet service.

Learn more about the Affordable Connectivity Program by visiting: fcc.gov/ACP

We recommend filling out the ACP Household Worksheet to determine your eligibility. Eligible households can enroll through an approved provider such as Nemont or by visiting ACPBenefit.org

No, the Affordable Connectivity Program provides a monthly discount on internet service of up to $30 per eligible household (or up to $75 per eligible household on Tribal lands). The participating broadband service provider will receive the funds directly.

Various internet providers, including those offering landline and wireless services, will participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program. Depending on where you live, you may have a choice of providers. Check with the internet service providers in your area to learn about their plans for program participation. You can find a list of participating providers by state and territory on this webpage, www.fcc.gov/affordable-connectivity-program-providers.

Eligible households on Tribal lands can receive a total monthly discount of up to $75. You can find out more about which areas are eligible Tribal lands by visiting this site: acpbenefit.org/do-i-qualify/enhanced-tribal-benefit/.

How To Apply

Apply online with GetInternet.gov 


Contact Your Broadband Provider
Ask your provider if they participate in the EBB Program, or use our online tool to find a participating company near you. Participating companies can help you apply through the National Verifier or through their company’s application process.