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May APIC-SPS Newsletter


1. Affordable Connectivity Program

2. Health and Wellness Fair


3. API Curriculum in WA Education

4. New MCSS Internship 

5. Update Health Equity
Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)  is a new federal program that helps low income families afford the cost of internet services. ACP launched on December 31, 2021 created by Congress in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and replaced the temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit program.

Eligible Households Receive:

  • Up to $30/month discount on their internet service, including associated equipment rentals such as a modem
  • Up to $75/month discount if their household is on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less then $50)
  • Low cost service plans may be full covered through the ACP

Who Is Eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?
  • If an adult or dependent participates in certain federal assistance programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, or other programs (click on the link for the full list)
  • Based on their household income
  • If someone in the household already receives a Lifeline benefit (note: A household may also qualify for the ACP through a participating provider’s existing low-income program)

Three Ways to apply for ACP
  1. Apply Online
  • Login or create a new account to complete the ACP application online. If people apply online, they may be able to receive an immediate approval. The application is mobile friendly.
  • Application Link: https://acpbenefit.org/how-to-apply/
    2. Apply by Mail 
  • Print the Application Instructions and Household Worksheet (both available in English and Spanish). Complete the application and Household Worksheet and send them along with proof documentation to:
           ACP Support Center
           PO Box 7081
           London, KY 40742

   3. Apply through a participating internet service company 
  • Use online tool to find a participating company near you. Some providers may have an alternative application they will ask households to complete.
  • Link: https://acpbenefit.org/companies-near-me/
Click Here for More ACP Information
Click Here for Program Providers List
API Curriculum in WA Education

The importance of having API curriculum in Washington education can help students learn more about the history of people from a diverse community. Additionally children of API can learn about their culture and appreciate their identity. If you’re interested in joining the planning meeting for this, email Lin at lincrowley@gmail.com.

 

Health and Wellness Fair
New MCSS Internship
We are looking for a Media and Community Engagement Intern! The MSCSS Internship Program strives to encourage and cultivate young student leaders to explore a career in the public service, public policy, community, or related sectors. This internship program will provide hands-on experience and training on how to organize and implement community or civic engagement activities to increase participation in the public policy process.

Ideal candidate of Media and Community Engagement Intern will have:
  • Digital programming experience (website and social media experience a plus)
  • Ability to work with a team or independently
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Community building experience
  • Demonstrated interest in empowering the underserved and immigrant community
  • Experience working with or volunteering for a non-profit organization(s)

Additional preferred skills:
  • Media editing, graphic design, and web mastering skills (or literacy with Adobe Suite and blog building)
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience working with or volunteering for a non-profit organization(s) as staff or a board member
  • Experience in Project Management, assessment, or evaluation
  • Excellent writing and communication skills (submit 2 samples of writings or media projects as part of the letter of interest)
Application Link
MCSS Internship Description Link
Update on Health Equity

Government allocated more than $12 million to provide health care programs for ALL people in Washington. DOH refugee and immigrant health program

Car-a-Van

A free service from Washington DOH provide vaccination efforts across the state via mobile. They will come to community event to give covid vaccines. Fill out the form to request a DOH Care-a-Van at your event 30 days advance and someone will reach out to you within 5 business days from the date of submission.

Care-a-Van Information and Form: https://bit.ly/3wwwto5`

Say Yes Covid Home Test 

Say Yes! COVID Test offers households in selected communities across the nation access to free, rapid, at-home COVID-19 test kits. Along with vaccination, wearing a mask, hand washing, and physical distancing, frequent, at-home testing protects those most precious to us: our loved ones and families. Combined, these measures offer our best defense against COVID-19.

A household can order two home test kits per month.

Link: https://www.sayyescovidhometest.org/about-the-tests/en

 

Apple Health 

Apple Health provides preventative care like cancer screenings, high blood pressure, and many other health care services. There are different eligibilities ranging from individual adults ages to 19-65 to noncitizens. Those with Humanitarian parole status are not all eligible for Apple Health. 

More Information Apple Health’s Eligibility: https://bit.ly/3lDKgCV 

Website Link: https://bit.ly/3G5EEuV

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