Emergency Broadband Benefit

Are you struggling to afford internet during the pandemic?

If so, CHECK OUT the EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT today.

This benefit provides:

– Up to $50/month discount for broadband services

– Up to $75/month for households on qualifying Tribal lands; and

– A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider.

 

Who is eligible?

You’re eligible if one member of the household:

• Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain government assistance programs;

• Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch or breakfast program;

• 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; or

• Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

 

2021 POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR THE 48 CONTIGUOUS STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
PERSONS IN FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD POVERTY GUIDELINE
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,540 for each additional person.
1 $12,880
2 $17,420
3 $21,960
4 $26,500
5 $31,040
6 $35,580
7 $40,120
8 $44,660

To find out more about the Federal Poverty Guidelines, click here.

 

How Do I apply?

There are three ways to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit:

1 – Contact your Preferred Participating Provider directly. Ask your provider if they participate in the EBB, or use our online tool to find a participating company near you.

2 – Apply Online. Use the online application at GetEmergencyBroadband.org

3 – By Mail. Print an application in English or Spanish. Complete the application and send with proof of eligibility to:

Emergency Broadband Support Center

P.O. Box 7081

London, KY 40742