Information you’ll need to provide

  • Proof of eligibility for assistance programs such as SNAP, Medicaid or Lifeline. This could be a benefit award letter, approval letter or statement of benefits.
  • Proof that you received a Pell Grants for this academic year. This could be a screenshot of your StudentAid.gov dashboard that clearly documents your receipt of a Pell Grant or a copy of the email sent to the applicant by the Department of Education about this Program.
  • You may also need to provide documentation to confirm your identity or address.

Helpful tips

  • The benefit provided is up to $50 per month for households that qualify and $75 for households in qualifying Tribal lands. 
  • Certain households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

About this program

Provided by: Federal Communications Commission

Program Information: Emergency Broadband Benefit

Additional Information: FAQs

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