Affordable Connectivity Program#
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) subsidizes broadband plans for low-income households. On behalf of the Federal Communications Commission, the ACP is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company, a nonprofit, through the Universal Service Fund.
The FCC allows households to enroll if their income is below 200% of the federal poverty guideline, or if they participate in SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, Lifeline, Federal Housing Assistance, free or reduced school meals, Pell Grants, or Tribal-specific programs.
The ACP provides up to $30 per month, or $75 per month for households on Tribal lands. It also includes a benefit for purchasing a device, which OpenFisca US does not currently model.
from policyengine_us.tools.documentation import ( variable_summary, variation_chart, ) variable_summary("snap_standard_deduction")
|Label||SNAP standard deduction|
|Has a formula||True|
|Documentation||Standard deduction for calculating SNAP benefi...|
|Defined for||All entities|
Values by income#