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If you live on a qualifying Tribal Land, your household may be eligible for ACP’s enhanced Tribal benefit, which features up to a $75/month discount on home internet service.

What are Tribal Lands? 

The ACP uses the same definition of Tribal lands as the Lifeline program. In Riverside County, the enhanced tribal benefit applies to the following tribal nations:

  • Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
  • Augustine Band of Mission Indians
  • Cabazon Band of Mission Indians
  • Cahuilla Band of Indians
  • Morongo Band of Mission Indians
  • Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians
  • Ramona Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians
  • Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians
  • Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians
  • Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians
  • Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians

    Applying for the ACP Tribal Benefit

    Applying for ACP benefits is easy. Just follow these four steps:

    1. Find out if you qualify

    To qualify for ACP’s enhanced Tribal Benefit, your household must meet the following guidelines:

    1. Your household is located on qualifying Tribal lands, AND
    2. Your household income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines OR any member of your household participates in one of the following:

    Government assistance programsincluding Lifeline Program, Free or Reduced School Lunch Program, CEP Schools, CalFresh or SNAP, Medi-Cal, Pell Grant, Women, Infants & Children (WIC), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA), and Veterans and Survivors Pension

    Tribal specific programs

    • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance,
    • Tribal Head Start (only households meeting the relevant income qualifying standard),
    • Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF), or
    • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

    2. Collect the Requested Documents

    During the ACP application process, you’ll need to provide two different types of documentation: one showing proof of identity and another offering 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)

    If you are applying for the enhanced Tribal Land benefit, you may also use a Tribal Identification number to verify your identity. 


    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 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 Country 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)


    Tip for Applicants 

    1. Remember to click the ‘Confirm Tribal Qualification’ button on the online application.
    2.  On the paper application, check the ‘Tribal Lands’ box.
    3. Prove your identity by providing the last four digits of your Social Security Number, your Tribal ID, or identity documents.
    4. If you qualify for the ACP but your household is not on qualifying Tribal lands, you can still receive the non-Tribal discount of up to $30 per month on internet service and the one-time $100 device discount. 

    4. Pick an internet provider

    Once you’re approved for ACP benefits, sign up with the internet service provider in your area. These include:

    Company Name ACP Plan Name Monthly Cost Before ACP Benefit Monthly Cost with ACP Benefit Phone Number
    Spectrum Spectrum Internet 100 $29.99 FREE 877-959-1748
    Frontier Fiber Internet 100 Mbps / Frontier Essentials Internet $29.99 FREE 844-342-7501
    Astound Broadband (Powered by Wave) 100 Mbps Internet $25 FREE 866-928-3123
    Anza Electric Cooperative, INC 100 Mbps Internet $49 FREE 800-365-6988
    Zito Media Super Speed 100 $39.95 FREE 800-365-6988