HUD sponsored

2021 ConnectHomeUSA - FCC’s New Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Overview


April 27, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT



During this webinar, representatives from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) discussed the new Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program funded by Congress to help low-income Americans cover the costs of in-home broadband service during the pandemic. The benefit may also cover a one-time subsidy toward a computing device.

The webinar covered:

  • An overview of the EBB Program
  • Eligibility requirements including how to register
  • Information on how to become an outreach partner

This webinar is part of a webinar series that aims to help ConnectHomeUSA participating communities achieve their goals in connecting households to broadband and assisting communities in their digital inclusion and digital literacy efforts. View all webinars in the ConnectHomeUSA Webinar Series.

Training Objectives

Participants were able to:

  • Gain an understanding of concepts to help meet ConnectHomeUSA program goals
  • Learn ConnectHomeUSA community best practices

Who Should Attend?

This webinar was intended for Public Housing Authority (PHA) staff and community members responsible for ConnectHomeUSA program implementation. Community members from non-ConnectHomeUSA communities interested in bridging the digital divide for PHA or other HUD-assisted housing programs were welcome to attend.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Caila Prendergast | PHRtrainings@enterprisecommunity.org

Tags: ConnectHome COVID-19

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