Each year, federal agencies donate hundreds of pieces of computer equipment to local schools and eligible community groups. These donations are facilitated through the GSA’s Computers for Learning Program, which allows public, private, or parochial schools and educational non-profit groups to “shop” for excess computer equipment. The program gives local schools access to the technology they need to ensure students can compete for the jobs of the future, while providing an environmentally responsible way for federal agencies to give new life to computers and equipment they are no longer using.
While federal agencies can donate equipment directly to schools, GSA helps facilitate the process by sponsoring the Computers for Learning website where schools and eligible organizations can browse through available equipment and register to receive donations.
Below are some of the donations made in FY2014:
Region 1 – Over 100 laptops to schools throughout Massachusetts.
Region 2 – 267 computers and 116 monitors to schools in Puerto Rico, as well as 77 laptops and 103 monitors to schools severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy in the New York, New Jersey area.
Region 3 – Over 200 computers to schools in the Philadelphia area.
Region 7 – Over 300 laptops to schools in Texas.
Region 9 – 2,700 pieces of computers and related equipment within the region.
For more information on Computers for Learning Program, please visit http://computersforlearning.gov/