FREE COMPUTERS for schools and educational nonprofits FWD (fwd)

P. Myers (mpwr@u.washington.edu)
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 09:43:26 -0700 (PDT)


fyi.  Pat Myers
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The US federal government has created a website to help distribute surplus
computers and equipment, including a tie-in to companies who will ship,
move, and sometimes install the stuff for free.


FWD http://www.computers.fed.gov

Welcome to the Computers for Learning Home Page. Our economy is at a
crucial turning point. By the year 2000, an estimated 60 percent of new
jobs in America will require advanced technological skills and computer
know-how. Computers for Learning will place hundreds of thousands of
computers in our Nation's classrooms and prepare our children to contribute
and compete in the 21st century. The program is designed to donate surplus
Federal computer equipment to schools and educational nonprofits, giving
special consideration to those with the greatest need. The Computers for
Learning website allows schools and educational nonprofits to register
quickly and easily to request surplus Federal computer equipment. Federal
agencies will then use the website to donate computers to schools and
educational nonprofits based upon indications of need. To find out how to
participate and to find out what type of computer equipment is currently
available through this program, [visit the URL above].

A school is eligible to receive donations through the Computers for
Learning program it if is a public, private, parochial, or home school
serving pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students. An educational
nonprofit is eligible if it is classified as tax-exempt under section
501(c) of the United States tax code and serves pre-kindergarten through
grade 12 students. Schools and educational nonprofits must also be located
within the United States of America or its territories to be eligible.
Special consideration for computer donations will be given to schools and
educational nonprofits in Federal empowerment zones and enterprise
communities. Established by law in 1993, empowerment zones and enterprise
communities were designed to create self-sustaining, long-term economic
development in areas of pervasive poverty and unemployment. You can
determine whether your school or educational nonprofit is located within an
empowerment zone or enterprise community at http://www.ezec.gov/