Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program

 

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What is the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program?

The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is a temporary program and will end when funds run out or six months after the after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency.

Tribal Benefit

Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands.

Device Discount

A one-time discount of $100 for a GRTI laptop with a required co-payment of $50.


How Do I Qualify For the Program?

  • Your household is located on qualifying Tribal lands
  • Your household income is at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines OR any member of your household:
    • Qualifies for Lifeline benefits through participation in:
    • SNAP
    • Medicaid
    • Supplemental Security Income
    • Federal Public Housing Assistance
    • Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit
  • Participates in one of several Tribal specific programs:
    • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
    • Tribal Head Start (only households meeting the relevant income qualifying standard)
    • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 with a total household income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers.
  • Received a federal Pell Grant in the current award year.
  • Received approval for benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year.
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating providers' existing low-income or COVID-19 program, and that provider received FCC approval for its eligibility verification process.

How Do I Apply?

There are three ways to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program.

Apply Online

Fill out the online application at GetEmergencyBroadBand.org

By Mail

Complete the application and send with proof of eligibility to:
Emergency Broadband Support Center
P.O. Box 7081
London, KY 40742

In-Person At GRTI

GRTI is here to help! Call GRTI for more information at (520) 796-3333, you will be asked to bring proof of eligibility such as award letters, statement of benefits and most importantly don't forget your ID.