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Digital Opportunity | Affordable Connectivity Program

Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal program through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help address the rising cost of the internet. It helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.

Eligible households can receive:

  • A discount of $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A discount of $30 per month towards internet service
  • A one-time discount of $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop, or tablet from participating providers

A household is eligible for the ACP if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • Participates in any of the following assistance programs: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Women, Infants & Children (WIC), or Lifeline;
  • Participates in any of the following Tribal specific programs: Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, or Tribal Head Start (income based);
  • Participates in the Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, including through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband provider’s existing low-income internet program

Digital Navigators

Digital Navigators are centered out of DLR's Job Service offices and will host ACP outreach and enrollment events in their designated regions. They inform communities of the benefit and should people require assistance, help them enroll in the program.

Digital Navigator Regions

View the map below for coverage. All counties with dashed black lines surrounding them will either be served by or in tandem with other partners. Contact the Digital Navigator or organization in your region.

Digital Navigator Regions Map

Brookings (Blue)
Brookings, Clark, Codington, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Kingsbury, Lake, and Moody counties.
Jordan Feist – 605.688.6150,

Lake Andes (Teal)
Bon Homme, Brule, Buffalo, Charles Mix, Douglas, and Hutchinson counties.
Cassie Hollenbeck – 605.910.4774

Mitchell (Purple)
Aurora, Davison, Hanson, Jerauld, McCook, Miner, and Sanborn counties
Garret Brunmaier – 605.995.8074

Rapid City (Red)
Bennett, Custer, Fall River, Haakon, Jackson, Oglala Lakota, and Pennington counties
Mike Von Savoye – 605.608.2826

Sioux Falls (Orange)
Clay, Lincoln, Minehaha, Turner, and Union counties
Nelson Varas – 605.656.0756

Spearfish (Green)
Butte, Corson, Dewey, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Perkins, and Ziebach counties
Michael Steffen – 605.291.5081

Winner (Yellow)
Gregory, Jones, Lyman, Mellette, Todd, and Tripp counties
Isabel Diaz – 605.842.0476

Other ACP Referral Organizations

South Dakota Voices for Peace
Minnehaha County

Beadle, Brown, Campbell, Day, Edmunds, Faulk, Hand, Hughes, Hyde, Marshall, McPherson, Potter, Roberts, Spink, Sully and Walworth counties
Olivia DeBoer
605.698.7654, ext. 122 

Yankton Community Library
Yankton County

More Resources

Affordable Connectivity Flyer