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No-Cost Internet Plan Offered for Those Enrolled in Government-Assisted Programs

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The Division of Information Technology, in partnership with Excess Telecom, is promoting an affordable internet plan. The plan will include a tablet that can also be utilized as a hotspot to connect other devices. Those enrolled in any of the following programs are eligible for service:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • CalFresh, Food Stamps or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN)
  • Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)
  • Healthy Families Category A
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Medicaid/Medi-Cal
  • National School Lunch Program (NSL)
  • Stanislaus County Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (StanWORKs)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) also called: (CalWORKS, StanWORKS, WTW, GAIN)
  • Tribal TANF
  • Veterans & Survivor Benefits
  • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit Program (VPSBP)
  • Welfare-to-Work (WTW)
  • Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)

There is a one-time tax fee of $11 for the tablet; however, the plan is free of charge. At the end of the plan year, you will be asked to recertify without additional fees.

Danielle Lam