Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) in Arkansas

Your household might qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which will reduce the cost of your monthly phone or broadband services if you live in Arkansas. 

What is the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)?

The ACP benefit is run by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). The ACP offers a monthly discount of up to $30 (up to $75 if you’re living on qualified Tribal land) on your monthly broadband services if your household is eligible. Part of the ACP benefits includes a one-time discount of up to $100 toward an internet-capable connected device like a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. You are required to pay a co-pay between $10-$50 towards the connected device. The ACP recognizes that broadband services and internet-capable devices are necessary for access to work, healthcare, education, and emergency services. 

How To Get Free Phone Service in Arkansas

If you’re a resident of Arkansas, and you qualify for the ACP benefit, you may be eligible for a free device or discounted smartphone with TruConnect.

ACP Qualifications in Arkansas

You may be eligible for the ACP benefit based on qualifying program participation or household income.

Qualifying Programs

If you or a member of your household participates in one of the following government assistance programs, you're eligible for the ACP benefit:

  • Lifeline
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), fomerly known as Food Stamps
  • Medicaid
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Housing Assistance, including:
    • Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (Section 8 Vouchers)
    • Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)/Section 202/ Section 811
    • Public Housing
    • Affordable Housing Programs for American Indians, Alaska Natives or Native Hawaiians
  • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
  • Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision schools
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year
  • Participates in one of these assistance programs and lives on Qualifying Tribal lands:
    • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
    • Tribal TANF
    • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
    • Tribal Head Start (income based)

Household Income

If your household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, you are eligible for the ACP. The income eligibility chart for ACP qualifications can be found below:

Size 48 States, D.C., and Territories Alaska Hawaii
1 $29,160 $36,420 $33,540
2 $39,440 $49,280 $45,360


$62,140 $57,180


$75,000 $69,000
5 $70,280 $87,860 $80,820
6 $80,560 $100,720 $92,640
7 $90,840 $113,580 $104,460
8 $101,120 $126,440 $116,280
For each additional person, add: $10,280 $12,860 $11,820

Access Arkansas State Health Insurance 

Medicaid is a joint federal and state health insurance program that provides coverage to eligible people in Arkansas. This program is called Access in Arkansas. Access is intended to help people who cannot pay for regular medical coverage get the care they need and to help them remain or become financially independent and able to take care of themselves. If you qualify for Medicaid in Arkansas, you are eligible for the Lifeline Assistance Program and the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Some of the ways you can qualify for Medicaid in Arkansas are listed below:

  1. By age: over 65, under 19, or 21 and under if in foster care.

  2. If you are blind or disabled.

  3. If you are pregnant.

  4. If you are a parent or relative taking care of a child with a disabled, absent, or unemployed parent.

  5. If you are living in a nursing home.

  6. Have an eligible medical need.

  7. If your household income meets income requirements. 

  8. If you participate in qualifying programs, like SNAP.

Learn more about Access in Arkansas.

Affordable Connectivity Program Application in Arkansas

Apply for the ACP Benefit in Arkansas with TruConnect online now! We're here to help you with the application process. 

Affordable Connectivity Program FAQs in Arkansas