We just wanted to help spread the word on a program that we think our students might really appreciate! The Guadalupe Economic Service Corp is offering a program for free internet plus an android tablet, and we've got the details right here. Read on to learn more!
To start off, we need to mention what the ACP is. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program that helps many low income households pay for broadband service and internet connected devices.
According to the SWA Connect website, "The ACP is a new program that has replaced the old, temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program on December 31, 2021. The old, temporary EBB program offered similar benefits as the ACP program and as it has proven to be vital for millions of Americans, the U.S. Congress has recently passed a bill to replace the short-term EBB program with a long-term program, which offers similar benefits."
The SWA Connect website outlines who all qualifies, and you'll need to check with them for an accurate list of criteria, but here's a broad overview:
If you or your child or dependent participate in certain government assistance programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, or other programs
If you or anyone in your household already receives a Lifeline benefit
Based on your household income
Their website breaks down the criteria in more detail. We highly recommend you head over there yourself to learn more about it. You can do all of that, plus enroll in the program itself, but clicking the button below.