Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
WHAT IS ACP?
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) offers eligible Berrien County households up to $30 a month off your internet bill. ACP-eligible households who live on Tribal lands are eligible for a benefit of up to $75 per month.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR ACP?
Here are the ways you, or someone you know, can qualify for ACP:
- Based on your Household Income.
- If you or your child or dependent participate in certain government assistance programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, or other Federal Assistance Programs (listed below).
- If you or anyone in your household already receives a Lifeline benefit.
Household Income guidelines:
- You are eligible for the ACP if your income is 200% or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines
- The table below reflects the income limit by household size.
- You may need to show proof of income, like a tax return or three consecutive pay stubs when you apply for the ACP.
Qualify through participation in certain government assistance programs:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
- Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
- Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program
- Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year
Including Tribal Assistance Programs:
If you live on qualifying Tribal lands, you are eligible for the ACP if your household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if you (or someone in your household) participate in:
- Any of the federal assistance programs listed above
- 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
If You Already Receive a Lifeline Benefit you qualify for acp:
Lifeline is a Federal Communications Commission program to help make communications services more affordable for low-income consumers. If you currently receive a Lifeline benefit, you automatically qualify for the ACP, and you can receive both benefits at the same time. You can apply your ACP benefit and your Lifeline benefit to the same or separate services. Talk to your internet company to learn how to start receiving ACP discounts.
you can also Qualify for acp Through Your Child or Dependent:
Any member of your household can make your household eligible if they participate in one of the programs above. For example, if your child or dependent participates in the Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or is enrolled in a USDA Community Eligibility Provision school, your household qualifies for the ACP benefit.
You can apply online or with the assistance of your internet company.
Also, there is a toll free number available to call if you need assistance (877) 384-2575.