The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) to help ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare, and more.
Affordable Connectivity Program
The ACP provides a direct-to-consumer discount of up to $30 per month towards broadband service for eligible households. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.
The instructions are also written out below and a pdf version is available to print. For additional information on the program, including eligibility requirements, please visit the FCC Affordable Connectivity Program webpage at www.fcc.gov.
Written Instructions for the ACP Application
Enter the requested personal information
- You will need one form of identification, such as:
- Social Security Number (last 4 digits only)
- Tribal ID number
- Government ID (driver’s license, ITIN taxpayer ID, passport are a few examples)
- An email address
- Create a username and password
- Once logged in, scroll down and click the blue box that says, “Apply for ACP”
- You will need:
- Documents that prove your eligibility
- The ability to upload documents as PDFs
- If your documents are not PDFs, you may need access to a camera or scanner
- Click the blue “Choose file” box to upload the necessary files from your computer per the instructions under “Give use your documents”
- Any image file, including ones taken on your phone camera, can be used
- Text files like Microsoft Word documents must be converted to PDF format. To learn how to convert your Word document here.
- Click the blue “Next” box
- Read and certify each statement by typing your initials in every white “Initial” box
- Then, type your full legal name in the “Your Signature” box – this is equivalent to your written signature
- Click the blue “Submit” box
- Once eligibility is approved by the FCC, you then must apply through your Internet Service Provider
- Different service providers may have different processes for applying
- You may be able to enroll online or by phone with your service provider
- You will need:
- Your account or subscription information