California Lifeline Program – Free Connectivity

August 15, 2022 | by

California Lifeline Program – Free Connectivity

Free phones and internet are available to anyone in need – people affected by disasters, unhoused, or simply cannot afford basic mobile phone service or access to the internet.  Authorized by Congress, qualified individuals and families can receive a free phone, free mobile broadband service, discounted broadband at home and discounted tablet computers.
Churches or community groups can participate in this program through Lynn Hermoso’s ChangeMakers Initiative Connectivity and Community Fellows outreach.  Contact Lynn at 619-855-0217 or  She can explain more and help people access this program.

California Lifeline Program Qualifiers:
● Medicaid/Medi-Cal
● Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
● Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
● Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)
● Federal Public Housing Assistance/Section 8
● Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
● National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
● Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
● Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)
● Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
● Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation (FDPIR)
● Veteran Benefits
● Previous year’s filed income taxes:
○ 1-2 members: < $28,700
○ 3 members: < $32,600
○ 4 members: < $39,700

Steve Elliott
Conference Disaster Response & UMVIM Coordinator (Director)
(925) 640-9797

Shari Sandoval
Senior Administrative Assistant
(916) 374-1528