The Illinois State Board of Education asked us to help spread the word about this program to provide assistance to families without internet access.
Here is some information and where you can go to see if you qualify:
The federal Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary program that provides discounts of up to $50 a month for internet service at home. Participants also get a one-time discount of up to $100 for a device (purchased through a participating provider). A household can qualify if at least one member:
Participates in a federal assistance programs like SNAP or Medicaid;
Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school meal program;
Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or
Lost a job or experienced a substantial loss of income during the pandemic.
Visit this link for more information: https://getemergencybroadband.org/