Was your child eligible for free or reduced price meals under the NSLP (National School Lunch Program) or SBP (School Breakfast Program) in the 2019-2020 and/or the 2020-2021 school year? If so, you are eligible for the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program)!
The EBB Program is a temporary federal program to help eligible households pay for internet service during the pandemic. The EBB Program provides a monthly discount of not more than $50 per month on broadband service and associated equipment (for example, a modem) for eligible households and not more than $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. If the participating household chooses an eligible plan that costs $50/month or less, the household will receive that service for free, at least until the EBB Program ends.
Each participating household may also be reimbursed up to $100 for one connected device—a laptop, desktop, or tablet computer—where available from a participating broadband provider, as long as the household contributes more than $10 and less than $50 towards the cost of the device. Each participating household is limited to a single device discount.
How to apply
To apply, you can fill out an application (either, by mail, or through a ).
If you have questions about the EBB Program, your eligibility to participate, or to find information about participating providers near you, please visit, call 833-511-0311, or email .
See the official fact sheet here: https://5il.co/syq2