Free and Reduced Lunch Application & Internet Essentials
FREE AND REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS FAMILY APPLICATIONClick HERE to apply for Free and Reduced School Meals at Compass online.INTERNET ESSENTIALSFor information on fast, affordable internet access, available to qualified families who receive free school lunches visit the following link Internet Essentials.AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM (ACP) - BRINGING AFFORDABLE INTERNET TO FAMILIES
As part of the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Congress created the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) to bring affordable Internet and connected devices to low-income households. Under the ACP program, qualifying households receive subsidies of $30/month for Internet access, and up to $100 toward the purchase of a connected device (computer or tablet) from an ACP provider. However, only 24% of eligible Pennsylvania households currently are taking advantage of this subsidy.Although schools and libraries are not applicants or direct beneficiaries in this program, we hope you will help us spread the word to your low-income families/patrons about this important program. Attached are one-page ACP Fact Sheets in both English and Spanish languages. Also, the FCC has developed an ACP Toolkit (https://www.fcc.gov/acp-
consumer-outreach-toolkit) that contains a collection of social media, printables, and other content to assist communities, outreach partners, and grassroots organizers in raising awareness about the ACP. These tools are free to use and can be co-branded and/or adjusted to your voice. Thank you for your help in ensuring Pennsylvania’s eligible households are aware of this important benefit. To learn more about ACP, including eligibility or enrollment information, call the ACP Support Center at (877) 384-2575.