The Ruth Enlow Library is pleased to announce that the “Computers for the People: Bridging the Digital Divide” program created by Garrett County Government will now be making Chromebook computers available to all income-qualified households on an ongoing basis during standard opening hours at all five REL branches while supplies last.
One Chromebook may go to each Maryland household that has at least one full-time resident who meets the income guidelines of 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Recipients must fill out a simple application and show Maryland ID, proof of address, and proof of income eligibility, such as a SNAP/EBT card, Medicaid enrollment or SSI paperwork, or tax information. Only one Chromebook will be given out to each household/address.
“This really is a remarkable program and shows how much the County is doing a lot to bridge the digital divide here in Garrett County,” said Library Director Thomas Vose. “These Chromebooks are for recipients to keep, and we hope they will help them going forward!”
This program by the Garrett County Government in partnership with the Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County is made possible through a Connected Devices Grant from the Office of Statewide Broadband at the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. For more information on the program, including the full list of acceptable documentation, visit https://www.garrettcounty.org/broadband/devices and for more information on Ruth Enlow Library locations visit www.relib.net.