Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Who Is Eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program? A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the six criteria below: Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline; Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year; Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program. For more information on the requirements, the participating providers, and details on the three ways to apply visit, https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit

Watch this short video on how it works: https://youtu.be/G-TaMzKJRg4 

internet providers in NM: https://www.fcc.gov/emergency-broadband-benefit-providers#New%20Mexico 

Published by michelle perry

I was a public school teacher and administrator in the state of New Mexico for 25 years. Currently, I am employed as an administrator in higher education and am enrolled in a PhD program in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on learning technologies.

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