# Federal programs
Federal program gives low-income Americans money to buy computers and pay internet bills -- here's how to get it
StockstudioX/Getty Images (Canva Pro license.) With the onset of the global health crisis in early 2020, many Americans came to rely on online services for work, schooling, healthcare, and getting essential supplies into their homes. However, for many low-income Americans, high-speed internet access was a luxury that some families just could not afford.