As you may know, the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a temporary, $3.2 billion federal program that provides a discount of up to $50 per month ($75-Tribal lands) off the internet bill for qualifying households. A webinar on April 27, hosted by the FCC included some key components for adequately assisting families in your district. An infographic is available that summarizes these key components.
The portal for applications is set to open on May 12. Individuals who are interested in enrolling in this benefit will need to contact a broadband service provider, apply online at GetEmergencyBroadband.org, or complete a mail-in application, which can be requested by calling 1-833-511-0311.
Instructions on the application process were provided during the webinar and can be shared with families. Also, the FCC has provided an outreach toolkit containing flyers, posters, handouts, fact sheets, and more in multiple languages. For families who enrolled in the ABC for Students Program last fall, the program's call line is available at 1-888-212-4998 to provide resources and help guide families through the process of transferring their internet service to the EBB Program.