Chromebook Giveway

CECS Chromebook Giveway Events to Eligible Families

With our students participating in virtual learning and many families working remotely, closing the digital divide has become increasingly important.” - County Executive Steuart Pittman

Through a grant awarded to Anne Arundel County by Maryland’s Connected Devices Program under the State Department of Housing and Community Development, the Office of Community Engagement & Constituent Services is partnering with the Anne Arundel County Public Library to host four Chromebook distribution events to connect under-resourced households with a free device as part of the state’s digital equity and inclusion efforts.

Please see the How to Qualify section below to determine if you are eligible to receive a Chromebook. If you qualify, please register for an available timeslot at one of the upcoming events. To receive your Chromebook, you must bring all required documentation. Appointments are expected to last approximately 15 minutes.

Distribution Events

Those eligible should register for one of the timeslots at least 24 hours before an event. Registration will open up two (2) weeks prior to the event. A limited number of walk-up appointments are available. All qualifying documentation needs to be provided at pickup. Each appointment is roughly 15 minutes, but each event's wait times vary.


 Thursday, March 28, 2024
 Church of God - 1228 Mt. Zion Marlboro Road, Lothian, MD 20711
  - 6

 Monday, April 8, 2024
 Belle Grove Elementary School - 4502 Belle Grove Rd, Brooklyn, MD 21225
  - 5

 Sunday, April 14, 2024
 Severn Center -1160 Reece Rd, Severn, MD 21144
  - 1

 Wednesday, April 24, 2024
 Brock Bridge Elementary School - 405 Brock Bridge Rd, Laurel, MD 20724
  - 5

How to Qualify

One Chromebook may go to each household/address if the resident is 18 years or older, an Anne Arundel County resident, and qualifies as a low-income household. The following criteria can be used to certify eligible low-income households:

  • Documentation from a government source of current household income below 200% of the federal poverty level (relative to household size)
    • $30,120 for a household of 1
    • $40,880 for a household of 2
    • $51,640 for a household of 3
    • $62,400 for a household of 4
    • Or $10,760 more for each additional household member
  • Proof of current enrollment or participation in approved government assistance programs, such as:
    • Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps
    • Medicaid (Please bring documentation confirming you have current benefits or a screenshot of your online portal)
    • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
    • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
    • Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program
    • Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year

What to Bring

To verify the identity and residency, we will also collect proof of identity and proof of address.

Accepted proof of Identification:

  • U.S. or foreign state driver’s license
  • Government-issued ID: Military, Passport, Permanent Resident Card, Department of Corrections, or Certificate of Citizenship/Naturalization
  • Student Identification Card
  • Employee Identification Card

Proof of Anne Arundel County residency can include (documents must be current):

  • Rental lease
  • County tax bill
  • Current pay stub
  • Vehicle registration
  • Maryland voter's registration card
  • Postmarked official mail (such as a utility bill)

Documentation from one of the qualifying programs listed in the "How to Qualify" section above


Please contact our office by emailing or calling (410) 222-1785.

ADA Accommodations

You may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the department's contact, Hannah Thompson, at (410) 222-2275 or by email at at least seven days in advance of the event. TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1. All materials are available in an alternative format upon request.