Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
VIBRANT Broadband is working with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the Emergency Broadband Benefit program (EBB Program). The Emergency Broadband Benefit program enrollment is currently open.
As one of the broadband providers, eligible VIBRANT Broadband customers can receive a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households.
You may qualify if one member of your household:
- Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (based on your household size and state).
- Qualifies for Lifeline benefits through participation in SNAP, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, Federal Public Housing Assistance, or Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit;
- Participates in one of several Tribal specific programs: Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal Head Start (only households meeting the relevant income qualifying standard), Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations;
- Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 due to job loss or furlough AND has a total household income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers;
- Received a federal Pell Grant in the current award year;
- Received approval for benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year; or
- Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program, and that provider received FCC approval for its eligibility verification process.
The application process is as follows: