For School Districts
FCC Affordable Connectivity Program Enrollment Support
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), provides eligible low-income households with a $30 monthly credit for broadband internet service. Households that participate in the Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and/or the USDA Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) automatically qualify for the ACP subsidy.
School districts are essential partners in the success of Georgia Student Connect. Many families are simply not aware of the program and once they are the application process can be challenging, especially since it requires personal information to complete the application. A trusted advisor is critical to the success of ACP and school / district staffs are who parents trust.
We know not every district has staff they can dedicate to this effort, so the Georgia Department of Education’s (GaDOE) Georgia Student Connect program is partnering with participating school districts across the state to help eligible families enroll. School districts can choose from the options below which are designed to promote and facilitate ACP enrollment. School districts can request any combination of the options to reach their goals by calling the Georgia Students Connect helpdesk at 470-500-1903.
The GA Student Connect call center will call eligible families to inform them about the ACP, encourage sign up, and facilitate the application process.
Interested families can contact an ACP Support Hotline during normal business hours for information about the ACP or for application assistance.
School districts will conduct ACP outreach to their families.
GA Student Connect Representatives will hold a virtual ACP training workshop for school district staff.
GA Student Connect Representatives will hold a virtual ACP workshop for school district families.
GA Student Connect Representatives will conduct research to discover local organizations within a school district that are conducting ACP outreach and support and provide a list of these organizations and their programs.
If a district decides to participate, each school district can have access to a dedicated Representative from Georgia Student Connect who will support the school district. Georgia Student Connect Representatives are available to school districts Monday-Friday from 8 am–6 pm EST.