Computers for Learning (CFL) places computers in our classrooms and prepares our children to contribute and compete in the 21st century. The CFL website connects the registered needs of schools and educational nonprofit organizations with computer equipment made available free of charge from government agencies and the private sector.
Free Federal Surplus Computers
Computers for Learning allows government agencies and the private sector to transfer surplus computers and related equipment. Arrangements to transfer this technology to schools and educational nonprofit organizations can be made through this site.
Special consideration will be given to those with the greatest need (those located in a Federal empowerment zone or enterprise community).
Can you participate in the Computers for Learning Program?
All Computers for Learning (CFL) participants must be located in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Public, Private, and Home Schools
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. In addition, education nonprofit organization must meet ALL of the following criteria to participate in the CFL program:
- Be tax exempt under section 501(C) of the U.S. tax code, AND
- Serve some portion of the pre-kindergarten through grade 12 population, AND
- Operate exclusively for the purpose of education.
By completing the registration form, you are attesting that your educational nonprofit organization meets ALL of the eligibility requirements. Any federal agency that selects your educational nonprofit organization for donation will also ask you to provide proof of your eligibility. (Agencies determine what this should be, so it may vary.)
Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Communities
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 the EZ/EC website.