Charles County Connected Devices Program

What is the Connected Devices Program?

The Connected Devices (MD-CDP) grant program is designed to assist in digital equity and inclusion efforts in Maryland. MD-CDP is intended to provide new, internet-enabled devices to families who are most in need. Qualifying households have an opportunity to receive one free Chromebook computer per address. Each address, beneficiary name, device identification, and other necessary data for device distribution and program reporting purposes will be received at the time of eligibility determination and prior to distribution of the device. For more information about this program please call 301-934-9305 or email

How to Qualify:

  • Must apply in person at one of the distribution events, schedule is linked below.
  • Must be a household with an income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines to qualify. 
  • OR — Households participating in government assistance programs such as: SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, SSI, or others. 
  • AND — Proof of Charles County, Maryland residence.

Only one device will be provided per household or address.

When is the program open?

The program is open June – October 2023. The distribution of Chromebooks will operate on a first-come, first-serve basis, with five hundred devices available for allocation.

What is the distribution schedule?

The distribution schedule has been updated. Please note that the previously scheduled library distribution events on September 20, 2023 at the PD Brown Branch and October 13th, 2023 at the Potomac Branch have been canceled. 

To access the updated distribution schedule, interested individuals can visit the official website of Charles County at Applicants will need to bring appropriate documentation to verify their income or enrollment in another federal benefit program, as well as to confirm their Charles County residency.

For your convenience, VanGo has stops at most locations on the application days. For the full VanGo schedule, click here.

Need WiFi access?

The library provides free wireless access for customers to use inside our branches, as well as while in our branch parking lots.

Looking for other locations in Charles County that provide free WiFi access? Search the American Connection Project by clicking here and entering in your zip code.

This program is a partnership endeavor with the Charles County Department of Community Services, with grant funding provided by the state of Maryland.