Stay in touch with the Connected Devices Program, an initiative launched to assist in digital equity and inclusion efforts in Maryland.
The program, also known as MD-CDP, is intended to provide qualifying families with new devices that are enabled with the internet. Families that qualify can receive one free Chromebook per address.
The program is set to run from June to October with appointments available at the branches of the Charles County Public Library, and at Nanjemoy, Indian Head and Piccowaxen community centers. VanGo has stops at most appointment locations on application dates, however the Piccowaxen location does not have a VanGo stop.
To view a schedule and locations, as well as more information about the program, visit https://www.charlescountymd.gov/government/departments/community-services. Scroll to the bottom of the page for information on the Connected Devices Program.
Families in need of Wifi can inquire about the service during a scheduled appointment. Once families are approved to receive a device, distributors will need the name, address and other information before the Chromebook is released.
How to qualify
Families must meet criteria to qualify to receive a free device. A household must have an income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines to qualify or the household must be participating in government assistance programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Medicaid, the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or others. Those who meet the criteria have to show proof of residence in Charles County, Maryland.
For more information, call 301-934-9305 or email CCACCYF-LMB@CharlesCountyMD.gov.
Charles County Public Schools provides 27,598 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.
CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).