Affordable Connectivity Program
What is the ACP?
The Affordable Connectivity Program is a federal government program run by the FCC to help assist individuals and families with overcoming price barriers to internet access. It can help cover the cost of broadband used for school, work, healthcare and more.
Who is eligible?
Per the FCC website, entities eligible for the ACP include:
Households where income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:
- Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
- Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income internet program;
- Participates in assistance programs such as:
- Free or reduced lunch
- Federal Public Housing Assistance
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits
- or Lifeline;
- Participates in a Tribal assistance program like Tribal TANF and lives on Qualifying Tribal lands.
How does the ACP work?
If you qualify for the program, it provides a subsidy benefit of up to $30 for most Americans, and up to $75 for Americans on Tribal lands to cover the cost of internet. You can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.
This benefit is designed to be used in conjunction with an internet service provider’s existing plan. To aid in this effort, many ISPs have created special plans that can fully cover the cost of internet, or at least provide a substantial discount.
Want to know which providers in your state participate in the ACP? Use the “companies near me tool” here Version Options Affordable Connectivity Program Headline.
There is a limit of one monthly service discount and one device discount per household under the Affordable Connectivity Program.
If you would like to learn more information about the Affordable Connectivity Program, or want to sign up, please scan the QR code to get connected with resources or an enrollment specialist to help you.
You can also visit SIRPC’s page about our ACP Outreach project to learn more and get enrolled.
To apply by mail, print this form and mail it to:
USAC ACP Support Center
P.O. Box 7081
London, KY 40742
You can also contact your current internet service provider for help in getting enrolled.