Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
Your family may qualify for a $50 discount each month on broadband internet service
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a new, temporary FCC program to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, and virtual classrooms. The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households.
When can I apply for the EBB Program?
The program has been authorized by the FCC and will start on May 12th, 2021. Click the button below for more information on the application process.
Who qualifies for the EBB Program?
Your household qualifies for the program if it meets at least one of the following criteria:
- Qualifies for the Lifeline program
- 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
Where can I find additional information?
The program’s FAQ page on the FCC website is filled with helpful information. Click the button below to access it.