WHAT IS THE EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT PROGRAM?
This is a national FCC program to help households pay for internet service during the pandemic.
- The program will provide a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households.
- The Emergency Broadband Beneﬁt is limited to one monthly service discount per household.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT PROGRAM?
A household is eligible if one member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:
- Qualifies for the Lifeline program (even though you automatically qualify for the EBB program, you must still enroll);
- Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year;
- Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
- Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or
- Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating providers’ existing low-income or COVID-19 program.