The Kansas City Fed and other Reserve Banks are helping raise awareness of the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), a program through which American households can apply for help to pay for computers and home internet service.

The $3.4 billion program launched in May and, for eligible households, provides up to $50 a month ($75 for households on tribal lands) toward a home internet subscription and a $100 discount toward a computer.

“Millions stand to benefit, but those most in need of internet service often are the hardest to reach,” said Jeremy Hegle, a Kansas City Fed senior community development advisor and leader of a Bank initiative to bridge the digital divide.

Read about efforts to spread the word to more eligible households by visiting Digital Divide. An EBB promotional toolkit is also available External Linkfrom the FCC.