Empowering Low-Income Households: Charles County’s Chromebook Initiative

CCPL Partnership Fosters the Distribution of Chromebook Devices for Low-income Households in Charles County.

In an effort to bridge the digital divide and provide equal access to technology, The Department of Community Services and the Charles County Public Library have formed a partnership to distribute Chromebook devices to Charles County households. This program aims to assist residents who qualify at or below the national poverty level by offering a valuable tool for educational, professional, and personal purposes.

Distribution will start in June across various zip codes in the county. Distribution times will vary and strive for flexibility to accommodate transportation and work schedules.

Eligibility requirements for a device include:

  • One device per household or address.
  • Must be a Charles County resident (proof of residency required).
  • Recipients must verify that they are enrolled in another federal benefit, such as SNAP, Medicaid, etc., to show that the household income is at or below the two-hundred percent national poverty level.

This program was made possible through funding from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development as a way to increase access to technology across the state. Approximately five hundred Chromebooks will be available for distribution on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Additionally, technical support and tutorials will be available for recipients. This program is set to end in October 2023.

To view the distribution schedule, visit


. Applicants must bring documents to verify income or enrollment in another benefit to complete the application and verify Charles County residency.

For more information about the program, contact the Department of Community Services at 301-934-9305 or CCACCYF-LMB@CharlesCountyMD.gov.

Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, r Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.