Information on the EBB Program
On May 12, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued policy memo SP 12-2021 about the U.S. Department of Education Federal Communication Commission’s Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program. The EBB is a new, temporary Federal program to help eligible families pay for internet service during the pandemic. Households with a child who was approved to receive free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program during the 2019–20 or 2020–21 school year, including children who attend schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision, are eligible for the EBB Program.
- The USDA Department of Education Information on the EBB Program policy memo SP 12-2021 web page
- The Department of Education’s EBB website
- Introductory letter and Frequently Asked Questions document(PDF)
- Outreach Toolkit with sample templates(PDF)
- Information on previous and upcoming webinars
For questions regarding this subject, please contact the California Department of Education Digital Taskforce by email at email@example.com.
For questions regarding free and reduced-price eligibility, please contact your county’s School Nutrition Programs (SNP) Specialist. A list of SNP Specialists is available in the Download Forms section of the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System, Form ID Caseload. You can also contact Jeremy Partsch, SNP Unit Office Technician, by phone at 916-322-3005 or 800-952-5609, Option 2, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to be directed to your SNP Specialist.