LETTER TO PARENTS -EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT (EBB) PROGRAM AVAILABLE TO ELIGIBLE STUDENT HOUSEHOLDS
October 18, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Federal funding to help families who are struggling to pay for home internet service is available to qualified households. Funding is available through the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program and is a direct benefit to households that qualify.
EBB Program Benefits
EBB program benefits include:
If your family has a child who has been approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced- priced school lunch program or school breakfast program, or a student who is enrolled in a school that participates in the USDA Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program, during school year 2019-2020, 2020-2021, or 2021-2022, your household may qualify for EBB funding.
A list of schools participating in the CEP program is available on the Hawaii State Department of Education’s website at https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/StudentHealthReso urces/Pages/CEP.aspx.
How to Apply
There are three ways to apply for this program:
More information about the EBB program is available at https://broadband.hawaii.gov/ebb/. The website provides information about the program, how to apply and what documents you need to provide, which Hawaii internet service providers participate in the EBB program, and other ways households may qualify for the EBB program.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER