Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) – Save Up to $30/month on Internet!

What is it?

The Affordable Connectivity program is a Federal Stimulus program that is intended to deduct up to $30/month for qualifying households. Whether it’s so that you can get internet in your home for the first time, or upgrading to a faster plan to understand the benefits of a high-speed internet connection.


Who is Eligible?

A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, which is then sorted by how many live in the household. For a simple breakdown, reference the chart below to see if you make less than the threshold annually.

Household Size 48 Contiguous States, D.C., and Territories Alaska Hawaii
$29,160 $36,420 $33,540
2 $39,440 $49,280 $45,360
3 $49,720 $62,140 $57,180
4 $60,000 $75,000 $69,000
5 $70,280 $87,860 $80,820
6 $80,560 $100,720 $92,640
7 $90,840 $113,580 $104,460
8 $101,120 $126,440 $116,280
For each additional person, add: $10,280 $12,860 $11,820

In addition to this – there are several other ways to qualify other than income. For example if you can show proof of enrollment in any of the below programs, you would also qualify:

  • Participation in SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline
  • Participation in Veterans Pension or Survivors Benefit
  • Participation in the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision
  • Recipient of a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year

During sign up you may be asked to show proof that you currently receive any of these benefits.

To see if you are qualify and apply, try using the USAC Verification Tool


How do I Apply?

The Verification tool above can be used to apply for the ACP Benefit, if you have trouble you can call Oak Hill Collaborative at (330)-406-0271, we will have representatives available and ready to assist you. We can schedule appointments for you to come down to our facility, where we can even walk through you the process of applying. we can offer limited guidance over the phone. From finding out you are eligible all the way to even speaking with Spectrum, Armstrong, or whichever internet service provider you go through, you’ll be given the guidance you need to benefit from this program.


What’s the Catch?

There is none! Your internet service provider does not change, your internet plan does not change, and your internet speed does not change. All that will happen is a $30 decrease (or less if your plan is less than $30 dollars a month) on your monthly internet bill. If you have a bundle with cable and phone, this discount will only apply to the internet portion of the bundle.

We are doing this because we believe that everyone has the right to a Digital Advantage, and part of closing the digital divide is ensuring that everyone is connected and online. Making internet more affordable is part of that initiative.

This program wouldn’t be possible without the tremendous amount of support we have received from the City of Youngstown, Mahoning County Board of Commissioners, and the Youngstown Foundation.