Eligibility

Carroll County, MD resident

  • whose total income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, and/or​
  • has a household member who receives assistance, such as
    • SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit or Lifeline​
    • Tribal-specific programs, such as Tribal TANF​
    • Free and reduced-price school meal program or a CEP school​
    • Federal Pell Grant​
    • Broadband provider’s existing low-income program​

The person registering for the Chromebook must be a Carroll County resident. Only 1 computer per eligible household / per address. You do not need to be a U.S. citizen or currently have housing. You will not receive a Chromebook if you do not have proof of your eligibility. Learn more about acceptable documents below. 

Qualifying by Assistance

Providing a physical or electronic copy of one of the documents below will serve as proof of assistance-based eligibility.

  • Income is 200% or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines
    • The prior year’s state, federal, or Tribal tax return
    • Current income statement from an employer or paycheck stub
    • Social Security statement of benefits
    • Unemployment or Workers’ Compensation statement of benefits
    • Divorce decree, child support award, or other official document containing income information
  • Receiving ACP benefits
    • Benefit award letter
    • Statement of benefits
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Current eligibility letter
    • EBT card
  • Medicaid
    • Letter of eligibility
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
    • Current eligibility letter
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Benefit verification letter
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
    • Award letter
  • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
    • VA Benefit Summary Letter
    • Award letter
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year
    • Official copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) from Federal Student Aid for the current award year
    • Copy of a student’s paid invoice that clearly documents the student’s receipt of a Pell Grant during the current award year
  • Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program
    • Current eligibility letter

 

Qualifying by Income

If your income is at or below the 2024 Poverty Guidelines, you qualify for a Chromebook computer.

Persons in Household Annual Income Monthly Income
1 $30,120 $2,510.00
2 $40,880 $3,406.67
$51,640 $4,303.33
4 $62,400 $5,200.00
5 $73,160 $6,096.57
6 $83,920 $6,993.33
7 $94,680 $7,890.00
8 $105,440 $8,786.67
9 $116,200 $9,683.33
10 $126,960 $10,580.00

Please bring documentation where income amount is evident, such as:

  • The prior year’s state, federal, or tribal tax return
  • A Social Security statement of benefits
  • A Veteran Administration statement of benefits (VA cards alone are not accepted)
  • A retirement/pension statement of benefits
  • An Unemployment/Workmen’s Compensation statement of benefits
  • Federal or tribal notice letter of participation in General Assistance

 

Identification

Examples of accepted forms of identification:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • State-issued Identification Card
  • Military Identification Card
  • Passport or Passport Card

Please contact molly@carrolltechcouncil.org with any questions.