As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the President and Congress created the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which allows tens of millions of American households to reduce their internet service costs by up to $30 per month (or $75 per month on Tribal lands). Qualified households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if the household contributes more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. We request your help in spreading the word to TEFAP and CSFP program participants. To support your efforts, please feel free to use the following resources:
- White House Fact Sheet on the ACP and its benefits
- AffordableConnectivity.gov, a website that includes resources under the “community resources” tab such as a toolkit with outreach materials for State and local leaders, including and social media image files for download to enhance your messages.
- GetInternet.gov to find out more about ACP and find participating internet providers in their area.
- Outreach partners can request the pre-qualification widget to embed on their websites by emailing ACProgram@usac.org with the subject line “ACP Widget” for technical support. In the email, please include the web address where you plan to add the widget. The interactive widget includes questions that a consumer can answer to determine if they may qualify for the ACP and then presents next steps based on the responses.
For CSFP State agencies, please be aware that this benefit is considered an in-kind payment for CSFP per 7 CFR 247.9(d)(2)(ii). Accordingly, States have the option to exclude this benefit from income eligibility requirements. Please note that per 7 CFR 247.6(c)(2), States must include options to be used relating to income or other eligibility requirements in their State plan.The Affordable Connectivity Program for TEFAP & CSFP Participants