New Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is launching a temporary federal program, the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, to help eligible families pay for internet service during the pandemic. Under this program, families can receive up to $50 per month, or $75 per month if on tribal lands, credited toward broadband services. Additionally, families may receive a discount of up to $100 on a laptop, tablet or desktop computer. Households can qualify if they participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP). Households with a child who was eligible for free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program in school years 2019-20 or 2020-21, including children who attended schools participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision, are also eligible for the EBB program. For more information, please visit the new EBB website.