Emergency Broadband Benefit
What is the EBB Program?
The Emergency Broadband Benefit, or EBB, is a limited-time program that went into effect on May 12, 2021, that provides discounts on monthly broadband Internet access service and certain connected devices to qualifying individuals in need.
How do I qualify for EBB?
Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline; Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year; Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
The Washington Post Article about the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
The Emergency Broadband Benefit, or EBB, was launched Wednesday to help a surprisingly wide range of people hit economically by the coronavirus pandemic. It can pay $50 every month towards the cost of your Internet service, and it is available to all families who lost some income in the last year and earn less than $198,000, among others. With $3.2 billion up for grabs, the EBB is the largest federal program to help with Internet bills in the three decades Americans have been going online