Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (American Sign Language)

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DSDHH wants to share this important announcement from FCC (Federal Communications Commission) regarding a program that may be of benefit to you.

The video below has captioning AND a CDI signing the message.

If you are interested in this program and need assistance in how to proceed, please contact one of our case managers here at DSDHH for support. You can call North Center at 801-657-5200 or South Center at 435-216-9305 to find out how to make an appointment.

Sincerely,
Pamela Mower
Continuing Education and Outreach Manager
Division of Services of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
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The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.

About the Emergency Broadband Benefit-

The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Who Is Eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?

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;

> Approved to receive 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;

> 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 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or

> Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

For more information, visit www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.


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