Many Kentucky families qualify for a program aimed at increasing access to internet services for school-age children.
The Affordable Connectivity Program provides enrolled households with up to $30 per month for new or existing internet service and a one-time discount of up to $100 for purchasing a tablet, laptop or desktop computer.
More than 80% of households in Kentucky qualify. Eligibility requirements for households include:
- Students in the household attend a school participating in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Program (CEP), in which all students receive free or reduced-price meals;
- The household participates in government assistance such as SNAP, Medicaid or other programs;
- The household income is within 200% of the federal poverty level; or
- Households in which anyone receives a federal Lifeline benefit.
For more information about qualifications, visit the Affordable Connectivity Program “Do I Qualify?” webpage. For more information about the program, visit the KDE Affordable Connectivity Program website.