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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.
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*).
*Note for administrators: CEP-eligible schools can still enroll in CEP, enabling all students' eligibility for EBB.
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.
Make sure the families in your school community know about this short-term relief program. Share our EBB info page in English and Spanish to help families get assistance today!
Go to the EBB page
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