Resource Round Up: Affordable Connectivity Program

January 5, 2023

Happy New Year! A new year and a new month brings a new theme to the Resource Round Up: Technology! Our first program to highlight is the U.S. Government's Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) run by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This program provides monetary support to qualifying families to pay for internet services and devices.

Families may be eligible if they:

  • have a household income below 200% FPL
  • receive SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, WIC, Free and Reduced Lunch, and/or Pell Grants
  • already receive a Lifeline benefit

Benefits can include:

  • Up to a $30/month discount on your internet service
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your 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)
  • A low cost service plan that may be fully covered through the ACP*

"*Through a separate non-FCC initiative, additional no cost plans may be available to Affordable Connectivity Program enrollees. To learn more please visit Provision of a link to this initiative does not imply FCC endorsement of any particular participating provider."


The primary goal of consumer outreach is to help consumers understand how to apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program. There are three ways to apply for the ACP: online, mail, or through a participating internet company.

  • Online
  • Mail
    • Consumers can print an application (English or Spanish) or request a paper application by calling the ACP Support Center at (877) 384-2575.
  • Through a participating internet company
    • Consumers can apply though a participating internet company. They can find a participating internet company with our Companies Near Me tool.


Support is available in English and Spanish, and support in over 200 other languages can be provided by request.