Special General Election April 16, 2024

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Federal Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program

What is the benefit?

  • Up to $50 / month discount for internet service
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating internet provider
  • The EBB is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per eligible household
  • The EBB will last until federal funds run out

Who is eligible?

Detroit households are eligible if one member of the household:

  • Qualifies for the Lifeline program, including those who are on Medicaid or receive SNAP benefits
  • Approved for the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020, and the household had a total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participaing internet service provider's existing low income or COVID-19 program

Where can I sign up?