Broadband and Device Benefits Available
For eligible households, the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP) provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service as well as a onetime discount of up to $100 to purchase a device from participating providers if they contribute toward the purchase price. Applications for the EBBP will be accepted through December 30, 2021. Households enrolled as of December 31, 2021 will receive their monthly benefit until March 1, 2022. In January, 2022, these households will receive information about the steps they need to take to transition to the longer-term broadband affordability program, called the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Details on the ACP will be forthcoming.
To learn more about this benefit, eligibility, participating providers, and to apply, please visit getemergencybroadband.org.
For eligible Vermont households, the Vermont Temporary Broadband Subsidy provides up to a $40 per month credit toward internet service subscriptions for March through December 2021.
To learn more about this benefit, eligibility, and to apply, please visit publicservice.vermont.gov/content/vermont-temporary-broadband-subsidy-program.
Vermont Emergency Rental Assistance Program for back rent and to pay forward in some cases is available and now with a paper application! Help line: 833-488-3727 (833-4VT-ERAP). SEVCA has staff on hand to support the application process. Support can be made by contacting your local SEVCA office, Westminster, Hartford, Springfield, or Brattleboro, 800-464-9951.