Computers and Varied Funding Amounts – Through its Computers for Learning program, the federal government has placed hundreds of thousands of surplus computers in schools across the country on a needs-first basis. Most of the donated machines are older models, but as the government continues to upgrade its computer systems, the number of surplus computers will sharply increase.
The CFL program evolved as a guide for implementing Executive Order 12999, Educational Technology: Ensuring Opportunity for all Children in the Next Century. The order encourages agencies, to the extent permitted by law, to transfer computers and related peripheral equipment excess to their needs directly to schools and educational nonprofit organizations. The CFL website allows eligible recipients to view and select the computer equipment that federal agencies have reported as excess.
The program’s ambitious goal is to make modern computer technology an integral part of every classroom so that every child has the opportunity to be educated to his or her full potential.
Go to https://computersforlearning.gov/ to apply.
Note: Schools and educational nonprofit organizations do not pay for excess computer equipment they receive through the CFL program, however, the recipient is responsible for the shipping and handling costs, as well as refurbishing costs.