Most Kentucky households with a student enrolled in public school qualify for a monthly discount on their home or mobile internet service through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP is provided by the Federal Communications Commission to support student success. KDE encourages all eligible households to claim this benefit and start saving on your internet service.
You may be able to save:
Up to $30/month on your new or existing internet service, and/or
- a one-time discount up to $100 for the purchase of a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.
Chances are you qualify!
At least 80% of Kentucky households with students enrolled in public schools are eligible for ACP benefits. Here are the ways you can qualify:
- your child/dependent is enrolled in a school participating in the Community Eligibility Program where all students receive free- or reduced-price meals,
- you or your child/dependent participate in government assistance programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, Free or Reduced-price School Lunch Program, or other programs.
- household income is 200% or less than the
Federal Poverty Guidelines, or
- anyone in your household already receives a Lifeline benefit.
- If you still have questions about if you qualify, please visit the Do I Qualify ACP webpage for specifics.
To learn more, visit the Federal Communications Commission site or call (877) 384-2575.
Two Steps to Enroll
- Go to AffordableConnectivity.gov to submit an application or print out a mail-in application.
- Contact your preferred participating provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to your bill. (Use the Companies Near Me search tool to find an ACP company in your area.)