On August 8, 2022, the FCC released a Second Report and Order establishing an Outreach Grant Program for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet services.
The Affordable Connectivity Outreach Grant Program will provide funding to support eligible partners in their outreach efforts to increase awareness of the ACP. In the Order, the FCC recognizes the importance of accessible outreach and strongly encourages grantees to make ACP outreach funded through the grant program accessible to individuals with disabilities. A key objective of the grant program is to expand and support diverse and impactful outreach efforts to diverse communities, including persons with disabilities. The FCC encourages entities of all types and diverse organizations, including organizations serving, led, or owned by persons with disabilities, to submit applications for the Outreach Grant Program once a Notice of Funding Opportunity is released.
Links to the Second Report and Order:
For general information about the ACP, visit: www.fcc.gov/acp or https://www.affordableconnectivity.gov/. For ACP outreach grant program information, contact Miriam Montgomery, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).