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Have You Heard About the Affordable Connectivity Program?

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Who is eligible?

Among other criteria, a household may enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program if its school participates in the Community Eligibility Provision.

Beginning in the 22-23 school year, Mesquite ISD is now participating in the CEP Program.

How do I prove my child is approved for the free school lunch and school breakfast program?

Since your child attends a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school, when applying online select “Free and Reduced Price School Lunch or Breakfast Program” on the “Confirm You Qualify” page. You can then indicate that your child is enrolled at a CEP school by entering the name of the school and uploading documentation that demonstrates that your child is enrolled at that school.

The documentation must include:

  • The student’s (benefit qualifying person's) name
  • Name of the school or of the school district
  • A date that coincides with the current school year

Examples of acceptable documentation include a child’s report card or a letter from the school or school district indicating the child’s enrollment. Generic school notices that do not include the benefit qualifying person’s name would not be sufficient to enroll in the program based on the CEP.

For More Information

All information here has been copied from the Federal Communications Commission website.

Please visit https://www.fcc.gov/acp to further read about this program.