Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is designed to assist families struggling to access internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering a discount of up to $50 a month toward broadband service and providing a one-time discount for device purchase.

A household is eligible if one member of the household: (1) Qualifies for the FCC Lifeline program; (2) 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; (3) Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; (4) 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 (5) Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating providers’ existing low-income or COVID-19 program.