Funding Agency

FCC - Lifeline Program


Funding Agency

Federal Communications Commission


Federal Agency

Federal Communications Commission

Agency Overview

The FCC regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. An independent U.S. government agency overseen by Congress, the Commission is the United States' primary authority for communications law, regulation, and technological innovation.

Program Name

FCC - Lifeline Program


Program Overview

The Lifeline program provides a discount on phone and broadband service for qualifying low-income households to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and security that those services bring, including being able to connect to jobs, family, and emergency services.

Agency Contact

Telecommunications Access Policy Division
Wireline Competition Bureau
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW 20554
(202) 418-7400

Program Purpose
  • Other
Eligible Recipients
  • Other

Agency Contact

Telecommunications Access Policy Division
Wireline Competition Bureau
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW 20554
(202) 418-7400

FY2019 Funding Amount

$982,004,000 CY2019 disbursements

Additional Information

Prospective Lifeline subscribers can apply and find more information at www.checklifeline.org. Announcements for Lifeline service providers can be found at https://www.usac.org/lifeline/contact-us/announcements/.

Brief Program Description

The Lifeline program provides a discount on phone and broadband service for qualifying low-income households to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and security that those services bring, including being able to connect to jobs, family, and emergency services.

Agency
  • Federal Communications Commission

Funding Name FCC - Lifeline Program

Funding Image

FCC