Vermont COVID-19 Line Extension Customer Assistance Program 2021

LECAP FOR PAYMENT TO PROVIDERS HAS CLOSED AND APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED

**************************************************Update July 23, 2021***************************************

The LECAP Reimbusement Program is now accepting applications. 

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Please read the 2021 LECAP Reimbursement Guidelines for information about the program.

LECAP Reimbursement grants will be made directly to qualified consumers for work that has been completed.  To apply for LECAP Reimbursement a consumer will need a purchased, complete, and activated line extension at the time of application. 

LECAP Reimbursement can provide up to a $3,000 grant ($600 for satellite/wireless solutions) to qualified Vermont consumers at primary residences who paid for line extensions that provide 25/3 broadband Internet service. LECAP Reimbursement funds can be applied to a line extension, non-standard drop, or qualified satellite/wireless solution. The service address must be a primary residence to qualify.

  • Consumers must complete the LECAP Reimbursement application online 
    • If you are unable to access the application, please email psd.lecap@vermont.gov or call 800-622-4496 for assistance
  • Consumers must answer all questions on the application
    • INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL DELAY APPROVAL
  • Consumers must indicate if they have or will receive other state or federal aid for broadband between March 2020 and December 2021 

Review and approval may take up to two weeks. 

LECAP Reimbursement grants cannot be used to cover the service provider’s share of the line extension cost.  LECAP applications will be reviewed by the Department on a rolling basis while funds are available, or until the application deadline (to be determined).

For more information, consumers may contact the Department by calling 1-800-622-4496; sending an email to psd.consumer@vermont.gov; or via the Department’s online contact form.

Previous LECAP programs

In 2020, LECAP provided up to $3,000 in grants to over 250 qualifying and eligible Vermonters (over $540,000 total) who wished to extend telecommunications lines to their homes. The program was designed to help pay for buildout of service to Vermonters lacking 25/3 Mbps broadband service and who live just beyond the reach of current cable or Internet Service Providers’ (ISP) networks.