Louisiana Division of Administration

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a temporary Federal Communications Commission program to help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic. 

The benefit provides:

  • Up to $50/month discount for broadband service;
  • Up to $75/month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands; and
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider.

A household is eligible if one member of the household:

  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain government assistance programs;
  • Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch or breakfast program;
  • 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; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

There are three ways to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit program:

  1. Contact your preferred participating provider directly. 
  2. Use the online application here.
  3. Print and complete an application in English or Spanish. Send it along with proof of eligibility to: Emergency Broadband Support Center, P.O. Box 7081, London, KY 70742

For additional information, Call 833.511.0311, or visit the FCC's Broadband Benefit page here.