The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides eligible low-income households a monthly discount of up to $30 for broadband service (up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands) as well as a one-time up to $100 discount toward a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.
The FCC has created two one-year pilot programs - the Your Home, Your Internet Pilot Program and the ACP Navigator Pilot Program - that are designed to increase awareness of and facilitate enrollment in the Affordable Connectivity Program and to provide assistance with ACP applications. The application window and application process for both pilot programs and the related Affordable Connectivity Program Outreach Grant Program — Pilot Program Grants opened on Monday, November 21, 2022 and will close on Monday, January 9, 2023 at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Please note that applications for the Pilot Programs are for the eligible entities specified below, not individuals. Please visit Affordableconnectivity.gov if you are an individual interested in applying to the ACP.
Your Home, Your Internet Pilot Program
The Your Home, Your Internet Pilot Program is a one-year pilot program designed to increase awareness of the ACP, specifically among recipients of federal housing assistance, including: recipients of Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (Section 8 Vouchers); Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)/Section 202/Section 811; Public Housing; and Affordable Housing Programs for American Indians, Alaska Natives or Native Hawaiians. This pilot program will facilitate enrollment in the ACP by providing targeted assistance with completion of the program application.
Entities eligible to apply for the Your Home, Your Internet Pilot Program include federal agencies and their partners; state, local, and Tribal housing agencies; tenant associations; and non-profit and community-based entities that provide ACP-related or other support for federal housing assistance recipients. Pilot activities may include the development of new promotional materials, hands-on application assistance, and site-based outreach.
Selected participants may also request access to the National Verifier for purposes of assisting consumers with completing and submitting an application for the Affordable Connectivity Program. Participants in this pilot program will be selected through an application process.
ACP Navigator Pilot Program
The ACP Navigator Pilot Program is a one-year pilot that will provide a limited number of neutral, trusted third party entities, such as schools and school districts, or other local, Tribal or state government entities, access to the National Verifier for purposes of assisting consumers with completing and submitting an application for the Affordable Connectivity Program. Participants in this pilot program will be selected through an application process.