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Applying for ACP

Getting your Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) benefits is easy. Just follow these four steps:

    1. Find out if you Qualify

    Your household may qualify for ACP benefits based on any one of the following:

    1. Household Income

    You are eligible for ACP if your income is 200% or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines (see the table below).

    No. of Household Members Household Income
    1 $29,160
    2 $39,440
    3 $49,720
    4 $60,000
    5 $70,280
    6 $80,560
    7 $90,840
    8 $101,120

    For each additional person, add $10,280.

    The table above reflects the income limit by household size, which is 200% of the 2023 Federal Poverty Guidelines. 

    2. Participation in certain government programs

    You are eligible for ACP if you or someone else in your household is enrolled in at least one of the following programs:

    • Lifeline
    • Free or Reduced School Lunch Program, CEP Schools
    • CalFresh or SNAP
    • Medi-Cal or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Pell Grant
    • WIC (Women, Infants & Children)
    • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
    • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefits
    3. Eligible Student in Household

    You are eligible for ACP if your household has a child or dependent who:

    • Participates in the Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program
    • Is enrolled in a USDA Community Eligibility Provision school
    4. Household on Tribal Land

    For more information, please visit our ACP Tribal Benefits page.

    2. Collect the Requested Documents

    During the ACP application process, you’ll need to provide two different types of documentation that establish proof of identity and proof of eligibility.


    To establish your identity, you can use one of the following:

    • U.S Driver’s License
    • Government ID: State ID, U.S. Military ID
    • Passport (current from any country)
    • Individual Taxpayer ID number
    • Matricula or Visa Consular Card
    • Birth Certificate (any country) for the minor that is the Benefit Qualifying Person (BQP)

    To show eligibility, the proper documentation depends on the qualifying program: 

    If you or another household member participate in: You will need to show:
    Medi-Cal, Lifeline, CalFresh, Pell Grant, Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits No documents are needed. You're automatically qualified
    WIC (Women, Infants & Children) A monthly statement
    National School Lunch Program (NSLP) at a CEP-designated school Proof of enrollment in the program during the current or preceding school year (You may also need to present a Student ID, Birth Certificate, or any County Passport)

    This video can help you decide which documents you can use.

    3. Complete the Application

    Applying for ACP is fast and easy. Just pick one of the methods below:

    a) Online. The online application is easy to complete and takes just minutes. Click on Apply Today to get started.

    b) By Phone. Talk to an ACP coordinator to sign up. Just call 866-922-1016.

    c) In Person. You can also submit an application in person at: 

               Sigma Beta Xi (SBX)
               12125 Day Street, Suite E303,
               Moreno Valley, CA 92557 (Get directions here)
               Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

    d) By Mail. Print and complete the application (see below). Then mail the completed application with proof of eligibility to:

    Affordable Connectivity Program Support Center 
    P.O. BOX 7081 
    London, KY 40742

    Download the application by clicking on the link below: 
    ACP Application (English) 
    ACP Application (Spanish)

    Note: To sign up for ACP, you’ll need a valid email address. If you don’t have an email, an ACP representative can help you set one up. 

    4. Pick an internet provider

    The right broadband plan can help you save even more with your ACP benefit.

    Please see below for a list of ACP Plans available in Riverside County. 
    Company Name ACP Plan Name Monthly Cost Before ACP Benefit Monthly Cost with ACP Benefit Phone Number
    AT&T AT&T Access $30 Free 855-220-5211
    Spectrum Internet 100 $29.99 Free 877-959-1748
    Frontier Fiber Internet 100 Mbps/Frontier Internet Essential $29.99 Free 844-342-7501
    Xtream (Powered by Mediacom) C2C+ $30 Free 855-330-6918
    Anza Electric Cooperative, INC 100 Mbps Internet $49 $19 800-365-6988
    To help you find the right provider, click here and enter your ZIP code.