Bilingual report — Applications open for DES Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program

| May 11, 2021

By the Arizona Department of Economic Security

Dear Community Partners, please share.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, DES Services, and so much more.

The DES Office of Community Engagement would like to share with you information about this program. The EBB program opens on May 12, 2021 for eligible individuals and households to enroll. Below is additional information and the link to the Toolkit.

To help bridge the digital divide, a coalition of Arizona government, education and nonprofit organizations is requesting your assistance to implement a statewide initiative to get eligible low-income households registered for the EBB Emergency Broadband Program and their Lifeline Program. As of May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to enroll in the EBB program to receive a monthly discount off the cost of broadband service from an approved provider. Eligible households can enroll through an approved provider or by visiting https://getemergencybroadband.org.

An EBB Program toolkit was developed to share with your networks, school districts, education leaders, nonprofits, community organizations and others. The toolkit is housed on the Connect Arizonawebsite, which also provides resources and guidance for individuals needing virtual learning opportunities for students, access to free WIFI hotspots and digital tech support.

Again, we hope we can count on you to share the EBB program toolkit with your networks, school districts, education leaders, nonprofits, community organizations and others serving Arizona citizens.

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