ACP Processes

Important News: On January 11, the FCC released an Order announcing the wind-down requirements of the Affordable Connectivity Program, due to a lack of additional funding from Congress. On March 4, the FCC provided further information in a Public Notice that announced the last fully funded month of the program is April 2024. Providers currently participating in the ACP are strongly encouraged to review the FCC’s Order and Public Notice, which set out requirements regarding the specific and frequent notices to enrolled ACP households about the end of the program.

The Affordable Connectivity Program uses the National Eligibility Verifier (National Verifier), the National Lifeline Accountability Database (NLAD), and the Lifeline Claims System (LCS) for consumer eligibility, enrollment, and service provider reimbursement.

Service Provider Participation

Important News: The FCC and USAC stopped reviewing new provider applications and election notices on February 7, 2024, at 6 p.m. ET. For more information, visit our Participate in ACP page.

API Access to USAC Systems

If your company intends to utilize an Application Programming Interface (API) to access either the National Verifier or the National Lifeline Accountability Database (NLAD) for the ACP, please complete and sign the Interconnection Security Agreement (ISA) and include it with your election notice for the ACP.

System Updates

USAC provides ACP updates via email bulletins. To receive ACP email outreach, please sign up. Find past ACP bulletins on the Learn page.

USAC has published a list of known system issues to help service providers who are working in the ACP systems.