Arizonans eligible for Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) or Medicaid due to coronavirus are also eligible for broadband services
PHOENIX – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema joined a bicameral group of colleagues urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to work directly with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ensure that Arizonans who are now eligible for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) or Medicaid due to the coronavirus are informed that they are also eligible for the FCC’s Lifeline program. The Lifeline program is the primary federal program charged with helping families obtain affordable broadband and telephone services.
“Ensuring Arizonans get full access to critical broadband services will help connect Arizonans to jobs, educational resources, and health care services during the coronavirus pandemic,” said Sinema
Read Sinema’s full letter HERE.
Sinema recently wrote Congressional leaders urging them to include broadband funding in future coronavirus relief packages to help students in rural Arizona continue accessing educational resources during the coronavirus outbreak. Sinema also recently wrote an op-ed outlining Arizona needs she is working to include in the next coronavirus-response legislation, including increased resources for broadband.
Sinema has also added a resources page to her website, www.sinema.senate.gov/corona, for Arizonans looking for the latest information on coronavirus.