Woodland families may qualify for free internet access

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES CURRENTLY RECEIVING FREE INTERNET ACCESS:
The current K-12 Internet Access Program expires on June 30, 2021. If you currently receive free internet access, you MUST cancel your existing internet service with your current provider in order to enroll in the new EBB Program and to continue to receive benefits (instructions below).


Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program

Woodland Public Schools families who qualified for free broadband internet access through the K-12 Internet Access Program are eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program beginning Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

The EBB provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband internet service for eligible households. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute $10-$50 toward the purchase price.

A household is eligible if one member of the household meets any one of the following criteria:

  1. Receives benefits under the Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch program or School Breakfast program including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year;
     
  2. Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
     
  3. Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020, and the household a total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or
     
  4. Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

Lifeline Customers: Current Lifeline customers are eligible for the EBB. Households with current internet service who have bad credit and/or unpaid bills are also eligible.

How to enroll:

  1. If you currently receive free internet access, you must cancel your current service.
    Families currently enrolled in the K-12 Internet Access Program are required to end service with current providers before enrolling in the EBB program. Contact your current provider to cancel your service before June 30, 2021 in order to avoid costs and fees.
     
  2. Enroll in the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program*
    - You can find an eligible EBB Internet Service Provider by clicking here.
    - Current Lifeline customers can change their provider by clicking here.
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    Those only seeking the Emergency Broadband Benefit can click here.
     
    * A social security number is not required to enroll in the EBB program.

For additional information or help:

Please call Gabby Meador, Director of our Family and Community Resource Center, at (360) 841-2718.