Affordable Connectivity Program
Discounted Broadband Available for Eligible Households
The FCC Affordable Connectivity Program provides eligible households a monthly discount of up to $30 per month for internet service. The program is available to any household with income at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines, or if the household receives assistance from other programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, or various others. A complete list of requirements and info on how to apply can be found on the program website.
Who Is Eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?
- A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least oneof the criteria below:
- Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
- Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income internet program;
- Participates in one of these assistance programs:
- Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision schools.
- Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (Section 8 Vouchers)
- Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)/202/811
- Public Housing
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits
- or Lifeline;
Additional Assistance Programs for City Low & Median Income Residents
The City of Bowie, Prince George’s County, and the State of Maryland provide a variety of assistance programs for low and median income households:
The City matches a State program to provide closing costs for first-time borrowers planning to buy a home in Bowie.
The Single Family Rehab program, funded via Bowie’s Community Development Block Grant Program, provides grants of up to $10,000 for energy efficient improvements.
The Low Income Water Assistance Program offers assistance in paying off past-due water bills for customers who are on the City's water system (note that some residents receive water from WSSC.)
Further assistance programs from the State of Maryland can be found on the State’s website.