Free laptops heading to low-income homes in Montgomery Co.

Thousands of low-income families in Montgomery County, Maryland, will soon receive free laptops as part of a state grant program called “Montgomery Connects.” The program aims to bridge the digital divide by providing technology to families who may not have access to it otherwise.


The $7 million grant, awarded by the state of Maryland, will fund the distribution of laptops to eligible families in the county. The laptops will be pre-loaded with software and educational resources to help students study.

This is not the first time that Montgomery County has provided laptops to low-income families. In February 2023, officials in the county handed out 10,000 free laptops to low-income residents, and now they plan to distribute even more. The laptops will be distributed over the next few months, and the county will notify eligible families.

This program is a critical step in closing the digital divide and ensuring all students have access to the tools they need to succeed. With the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting the importance of technology in education, initiatives like “Montgomery Connects” are more important than ever.

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