Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) in North Dakota
If you live in North Dakota, your household may qualify for free monthly broadband services and a one-time discount on an internet-capable device from TruConnect. Learn about the Affordable Connectivity Program in North Dakota, its benefits, and how to qualify.
What is the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)?
The Affordable Connectivity Program, or ACP, is a federally-funded program that supports low-income households by providing a financial discount on broadband services and a one-time discount on an internet-capable device. The ACP recognizes that broadband services and internet-capable devices are necessary for access to work, healthcare, education, and emergency services.
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How does the ACP benefit work in North Dakota?
If you live in North Dakota, it’s simple to apply for the ACP benefit. You or a member of your household can qualify based on income or government program participation. If your household is eligible, you can apply online with TruConnect. You may need to submit documentation to prove program participation or income. ACP provides a discount of up to $30 per month for broadband services.
Additionally, the program provides a one-time device discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through TruConnect. The one-time discount requires a co-payment of more than $10 and less than $50.
ACP Qualifications in North Dakota
You may be eligible for the ACP benefit based on qualifying program participation or household income.
If you or a member of your household participates in one of the following government assistance programs, you're eligible for the ACP benefit:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), fomerly known as Food Stamps
- 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)
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:
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Do you participate in North Dakota Medicaid?
If you or someone in your household uses Medicaid state health insurance in North Dakota, you may be eligible for the ACP benefit and a free TruConnect plan.
You can qualify for Medicaid in North Dakota based on income. Other ways to qualify include being a former foster care youth, being over 65, pregnant, blind, or differently abled. Using Medicaid in North Dakota allows your ACP application to be verified almost instantly, connecting you to the things you love to do!
TruConnect's ACP Offering in North Dakota
TruConnect has a FREE plan for qualified ACP beneficiaries. Our stand-alone free ACP service plan includes unlimited data with at least 8 GB of 4G LTE data with Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities, plus a SIM card. You may also qualify for a discounted or free LTE-enabled hotspot device or Google Play Certified LTE Android™ smartphone.
We also offer MyTruConnect, the easiest, most convenient and secure way to manage your account. Check your usage, update account info, get updates on new features, connect to our Wi-Fi networks across the country, earn credits for more products, learn about giveaways, and more. You can download the MyTruConnect app now to start managing your account!
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Affordable Connectivity Program Application in North Dakota
Apply for the ACP benefit in North Dakota with TruConnect online now! We're here to help you with the application process.
Affordable Connectivity Program FAQs in North Dakota
Yes. The ACP is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) benefits program that is managed by the Universal Service Administration Company. The ACP is a new, long-term program with approximately 14 billion in funding.
ACP replaced the Emergency Broadband Benefit program (EBB) in December 2021. Both programs support providing a discount on broadband service. The ACP includes a one-time connected device discount.
No, the ACP is a long-term benefit program but is not permanent.
The ACP began accepting enrollments on December 31, 2021. There was a 60-day transition period for participants in the EBB who continued to receive their current benefits through March 1, 2022, before fully moving over to the ACP.