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Emergency Broadband Internet

Emergency Broadband Benefit 
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Part of the Covid relief benefit from the government was to set up a program to help student households afford broadband internet at their homes. This is a program that parents can apply for. A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below: 
  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline; 
  • Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year; 
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; 
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020; or 
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.