The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is part of the emergency COVID-19 response by the federal government to provides a direct payment by the government towards internet bills of up to $50 (or $75 on Tribal Lands) per month for eligible households.
The program is temporary and begins in May of 2021 and will last until the $3.2 billion fund runs out. The program is expected to last for several months and all who are eligible are encouraged to apply for free or discounted internet access.
There are many ways a household can be eligible to receive the $50 discount. If your household is in any of the groups below, you can click and learn more about how you can apply and if you will need any documents.
- Lifeline Participant
- Supplemental Social Security (SSI)
- Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefits
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
- Is your yearly income less than 135% of the poverty line?
- Tribal Lifeline Eligibility: Must be resident of Qualifying Tribal Lands
- Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF)
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation (FDPIR)
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
- Tribal Head Start
- Additional EBB Eligibility
- Discount Internet Customer
- Free and Reduced School Lunch Program
- Pell Grant Recipient
- Economic Loss (Job loss after Feb 29, 2020)
More details at: https://www.ebbhelp.org/