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How do you Qualify?

For guided Assistance:

The eligibility criteria for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) may vary depending on the specific service category, provider, and location. However, here are some general eligibility criteria for the different ACP service categories:

       Low-cost Internet Service:

  • Be a resident of the United States

  • Meet certain income requirements, which vary depending on the provider and program

  • Not be an existing customer of the provider

  • Not have any outstanding debts with the provider

    Free or Discounted Devices:

  • Be a participant in a federal assistance program such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

  • Meet certain income requirements, which vary depending on the provider and program

  • Be a resident of the United States

  • Not be an existing customer of the provider

  • Not have any outstanding debts with the provider

    Digital Literacy Training:

  • Be a resident of the United States

  • Meet certain age or employment requirements, which vary depending on the provider and program

  • Be able to demonstrate a need for digital literacy training

  • Not be an existing customer of the provider

  • Not have any outstanding debts with the provider

Qualify Via Child or Dependent

If any member of your household qualifies for one the programs, they can make your household eligible for the ACP. For instance, if your child or dependent is enrolled in a USDA Community Eligibility Provision school or participates in the Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program, your household qualifies for the ACP benefit.


Tribal Assistance Programs
If you reside on qualifying Tribal lands, you may be eligible for the ACP provided your household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or if you (or someone in your household) participate in any of the federal assistance programs, 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. During the application process, you may need to provide evidence of participation, such as a benefit letter or official document.

 

You can find more detailed descriptions and information at https://www.getinternet.gov or contact a navigator.

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