If you or someone you know finds it difficult to afford an Internet connection, there’s a federal program in the United States that can help. The Affordable Connectivity program offers a discount of up to $30 a month on internet service for eligible households. Folks living on qualifying Tribal lands qualify for up to a $75 discount.

Here’s who’s eligible:

A household is eligible 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 at least one of the criteria below:

  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income internet program;
  • Participates in one of these assistance programs:
    • The National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision;
    • SNAP
    • Medicaid
    • Federal Public Housing Assistance
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • WIC
    • Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits
    • or Lifeline;
  • Participates in one of these assistance programs and lives on Qualifying Tribal lands:
    • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance 
    • Tribal TANF
    • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
    • Tribal Head Start (income-based)

To apply, contact your Internet provider or head over to  AffordableConnectivity.gov  to submit an application.