In the same relief package, Congress also appropriated $3.2 billion for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, a new program to be run by the FCC to help low-income Americans acquire costly digital devices and internet service. The benefit, which reportedly will be made available in March, will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households (and up to $75 per month for those on Tribal lands), as well as a one-time discount to purchase a laptop, desktop, or tablet from participating providers. Those who are eligible include individuals receiving federal/state/tribal benefits such as SNAP, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, free or reduced school lunches, and Pell Grants, as well as those who can document a substantial loss of income and who are unemployed and more. The FCC is looking for community partners to help share information about the program with low-income Americans who may be eligible for this benefit. To learn more and register as a community partner, click here. JFNA’s Strategic Health Resource Center also will alert NJHSA members when this program formally opens.