Students enrolled in free and reduced-price school lunch and breakfast programs are eligible for monthly connectivity assistance.
|We all need the internet now more than ever. That's why Congress created the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB). The EBB provides short-term assistance to individuals, students, and families to help pay for internet service and devices.|
|*Note for administrators: CEP-eligible schools can still enroll in CEP, enabling all students' eligibility for EBB.|
A household can qualify if a student in the household:
- receives free or reduced-price lunch or breakfast (for the 2019–20 or 2020–21 school years); or
- attends a school that is enrolled in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) (most Title 1 schools are CEP enrolled*).
Eligible households can receive $50 in assistance per month ($75 per month for households on tribal lands) to use for monthly home internet service. They also can receive a one-time $100 benefit for devices such as laptops and tablets. The EBB program also is open to households without dependent school-age children through additional qualifying programs.