We are informing you about the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program. This program was developed by the FCC to help provide internet service to low-income families who qualify. We want to make you aware that students in your household may qualify. Eligible consumers can receive up to $50/month discount for broadband services.
In order to qualify for the EBB Program, at least one member of the household meets one of the following criteria:
1. Participates in a Lifeline-qualifying government program such as Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefits.
2. Participates in the free and reduced-price school lunch/breakfast program in 2019-20 or 2020-21 school year.
3.Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year.
Significant loss of wages in the year 2020
In order for the household to be considered for the EBB Program, they must complete a National Verifier Application Form through the website www.usac.org. Once approved they will then have to contact their approved internet provider and provide proof of approval.
Please note that all eligible households must individually be registered through the National Verifier, The Community Eligibility Provision does
not automatically grant approval into the EBB Program.
The official start date for EBB Program Wednesday May 12. Complete information regarding the EEB Program can found at www.fcc.gov/ broadbandbenefit.
Additionally, in an effort to identify the level of Internet access and connectivity that residents have within our school district, we are asking that you complete a short survey. The data collected will greatly assist our school district with obtaining local, state and federal broadband funding to provide additional resources to our students and families. The survey can be accessed at https://tinyurl.com/broadbandsurveypa. Thank you in advance for your time in taking this survey!