If you have a child in your home, you probably qualify for a $30/month benefit from the Federal government to help pay for internet. For example, if your youngster is enrolled at any Portland Public School, you qualify.

It’s a two-step process. First, apply at ACPBenfit.org.  Then, using the application number you are given, apply at your internet service provider by logging onto your account. The discount will be applied automatically to future bills.

It’s a bit complicated, since you have to go to two websites. For a less frustrating experience, have this information on hand:

  • You and your child’s Social Security numbers
  • Your login user name and password for your internet provider
  • The “Application ID” number you receive from ACP.

If you have trouble finding the ACP offer at your internet provider, check the menu under “Billing” or “Offers” or “All Deals.”

For information, click here.