District Hotspot Request

Emergency Broadband Benefit and District Hotspot Request Process

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program:

The current Internet Access Program (IAP), administered through OSPI, ended on June 30, 2021. Families are now encouraged to take advantage of the Emergency Broadband Benefit program should they need internet access at home for their students.

Next steps for families already utilizing IAP:

  1. End your current services: Families currently enrolled in the IAP are required to end services with current providers before enrolling in the EBB program. Contact your current provider to end services.
  2. Re-enroll:
    1. Sign up through an eligible Internet Service Provider
    2. Current Lifeline customers
    3. For those only seeking the Emergency Broadband Benefit

Steps for new Emergency Broadband Benefit families:

Go to Emergency Broadband Benefit and apply.

Understanding the Emergency Broadband Benefit:

What Is the EBB Benefit?

  • Up to $50/month discount for broadband services paid directly to the provider;
  • Up to $75/month discount for broadband services paid directly to the provider for households on Tribal lands; and
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per eligible household.

Who Is Eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit?

A household is eligible if one member of the household:

  • Qualifies for the Lifeline program, including those who are on Medicaid or receive SNAP benefits;
  • Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year;
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020, and the household had a total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

What Broadband Providers Will Be Offering the Emergency Broadband Benefit?

Contact information for the providers participating in the program is posted on USAC’s website.

North Kitsap School District Hotspot Request

Should you be denied by the Emergency Broadband Benefit program, you may still qualify for a district-provided hotspot. You may submit your request below. Proof of your EBB denial must be submitted with your hotspot request.

Fill out the form below to request a hotspot for a student. You will be contacted on the pick-up procedure after your request has been received.

NOTE: You MUST send a copy of your denial from federal bandwidth programs to hotspot@nkschools.org to be eligible for a NKSD hotspot device after submitting your name and information to this form.

Be sure to agree to the terms and click "Send your request". Thank you!

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