About the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Benefit

The ACP helps eligible low-income households get connected to wireless and internet services through devices like cell phones, laptops, and tablets. This program has been paused, effective June 1st 2024. Contact your representative and ask them to support funding for ACP

What does the ACP benefit offer?

$30 per month

discount on your internet or phone service

$75 per month

discount if you're on qualifying tribal lands

$100 one-time

device discount on an eligible device^


Pro Tip

Get TruConnect's Truly Unlimited Plan by signing up for both the ACP benefit and the Lifeline program. If eligible, you'll get all the benefits of a carrier-grade unlimited wireless plan, without the expensive monthly bill.  

 

How to qualify for the ACP benefit

You can qualify for the ACP benefit if your total household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or through qualifying government programs. See the list below for program-based eligibility.

Qualifying Programs Logo
Logos for qualifying programs for Lifeline and ACP benefit

Program-Based Eligibility

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Medicaid / Medi-Cal
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
  • Veterans & Survivors Pension Benefit
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Federal Pell Grant recipients in the current award year
  • Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs

Tribal Household Eligibility

If your household is located on qualifying tribal lands, you may qualify for ACP if your household participates in a Tribal assistance program. If your household participates in one of the following programs, your household may be eligible for the ACP.

  • Head Start households that meet the qualifying income standard
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Food Distribution Program located on Indian Reservations
  • Tribal TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)

Enhanced Support Eligibility

If your household is located on qualifying Tribal lands, you are eligible for the enhanced support discount of up to $75 a month towards your broadband service. The one-time device discount may be available as well, but there are no enhanced features. Your household qualifies for the enhanced Tribal benefit as long as you are eligible for ACP. It does not matter how your household qualifies for ACP. You can learn more by visiting USAC's Enhanced Tribal Benefit

ACP Benefits Per Household

Only one ACP benefit may be applied to an eligible household. Learn more by:

Household Income Qualification

You can qualify for the ACP benefit, if your household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Eligibility is based on the size of your household and where it is located. The table below reflects 200% of the 2024 Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Household Benefits

An independent household qualifies for one ACP service benefit and a one-time device benefit of a $100 discount.

How is a household defined?
A household includes people living at the same address who have combined incomes and household expenses. It does not include all of the people living at the same address; the FCC and USAC acknowledge that more than one household can live at the same address. 

If two households living at the same address apply for ACP, each household will need to fill out the Household Worksheet, the worksheet is available in 
English and Spanish.

Frequently Asked Questions