Helping low-income households get connected
The Administration for Children and Families would like to make you aware of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices.
Eligible households may receive:
- Up to $30/month discount on internet service.
- Up to $75/month discount if the household is on qualifying Tribal Lands.
- A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)
Households with income at or below 200 percent of the poverty level are eligible for the subsidy. Some households are automatically eligible for the ACP, without the need to prove their income, if at least one member of the household is receiving benefits from certain federal programs, including Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household. Not all participating internet service providers offer device discounts.
More detailed facts about the overall program can be found on the ACP fact sheet.