Household Eligibility

Households can qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets one of the following criteria:

  • Participates in certain government assistance programs such as:
    • SNAP
    • Medicaid
    • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA) (including Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (Section 8 Vouchers), Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)/202/811, Public Housing, and Affordable Housing Programs for American Indians, Alaska Natives or Native Hawaiians)
    • SSI
    • WIC
    • Lifeline
  • Participates in the Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision,
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year, or
  • Qualifies for a participating provider’s existing low-income program, subject to FCC approval of that provider’s eligibility process

Households located on qualifying Tribal lands may also qualify based on participation in one of the following Tribal assistance programs:

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Head Start (only households meeting the income qualifying standard)
  • Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per eligible household.

Learn more: See a comprehensive list of qualifying programs as well as up-to-date information on income eligibility. Consumers can determine if they are an independent household by completing the Household Worksheet (Spanish Version).