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.

Eligibility#

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.

Benefit#

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.

Variable#

from policyengine_us.tools.documentation import (
    variable_summary,
    variation_chart,
)

variable_summary("snap_standard_deduction")
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ImportError                               Traceback (most recent call last)
Cell In[1], line 1
----> 1 from policyengine_us.tools.documentation import (
      2     variable_summary,
      3     variation_chart,
      4 )
      6 variable_summary("snap_standard_deduction")

File ~/work/policyengine-us/policyengine-us/policyengine_us/tools/documentation.py:9
      6 warnings.filterwarnings("ignore")
      8 from policyengine_core.enums import Enum
----> 9 from policyengine_core.charts import (
     10     LIGHTER_BLUE,
     11     LIGHT_BLUE,
     12     BLUE,
     13     DARK_BLUE,
     14     format_fig,
     15     display_fig,
     16 )
     17 from policyengine_us.system import system
     18 from policyengine_us import Simulation

ImportError: cannot import name 'LIGHTER_BLUE' from 'policyengine_core.charts' (/opt/hostedtoolcache/Python/3.9.18/x64/lib/python3.9/site-packages/policyengine_core/charts/__init__.py)

Values by income#

variation_chart("snap_standard_deduction")