The Northeastern California Connect Broadband Consortia and Upstate California Connect Broadband Consortia (representing Lassen, Butte, Tehama, Shasta, Modoc, Plumas and Siskiyou, Glenn, Lake and Colusa counties) are working to raise awareness of the Affordable Connectivity Program, a Federal Communications, sharpen commission program. ACP helps households afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.
The Affordable Connectivity Program offers eligible households a rebate of up to $30 per month for broadband service and up to $75 per month for eligible households on qualifying tribal lands. The benefit also offers a discount of up to $100 per household on a one-time purchase of a computer, laptop or tablet if the household contributes more than $10 and less than $50 to the purchase through a participating broadband provider.
A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is 200 percent or less of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or if a household member meets at least one of the following criteria:
Received a federal Pell grant during the current award year. Meets eligibility criteria for a participating low-income provider’s existing Internet program.
Participate in one of these programs
Free and discounted school lunch program or school breakfast program, including at US Department of Agriculture schools to provide community entitlements.SNAP.Medicaid.Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8 vouchers). Supplemental Security Income.WIC.Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits or Lifeline.
Attends one of the following programs and lives on qualifying tribal lands
Bureau of Indian Affairs General Support. Tribal TANF. Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations. Tribal Advantage (income dependent). Affordable housing programs for Native American, Alaskan Native or Hawaiian people.
Eligible households can enroll by applying today – Internet for All Now (internetforallnow.org/applytoday) to submit an online application, print an application through the mail, or by contacting their preferred participating provider and selecting a plan .
For general application information, contact Sabrina Oregel, Outreach Coordinator for the Northeastern and Upstate California Connect Broadband Consortia at [email protected].
The Northeastern California Connect Broadband Consortia and Upstate California Connect Broadband Consortia are California Public Utilities Commission programs administered by the North State Planning and Development Collective at California State University, Chico www.nspdc.csuchico.edu.