NCR Computers for Learning Program Supports Local Schools
Watch the video to get an overview of the Computers for Learning program.
Each year federal government agencies donate hundreds of pieces of computer equipment to local schools and eligible community groups. These donations are facilitated through the U.S. General Services Administration's Computers for Learning Program, which allows public, private or parochial schools and educational non-profit groups to “shop” for excess computer equipment available from federal agencies.
The National Capital Region (NCR) is committed to supporting local schools and educational organizations through the CFL program. On October 20, 2011, Regional Administrator Julia E. Hudson hosted NCR’s second Computers for Learning (CFL) event at Suitland High School in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
“We are here to make sure that schools, like Suitland, have access to this equipment and to ensure that our children have the technological skills to compete and achieve in the 21st Century,” Regional Administrator Hudson said during the ceremony.
At the event, Regional Administrator Hudson was joined by Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD4), Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker, Prince George's County School Superintendent Dr. William Hite, NCR FAS Regional Commissioner Al Finley, and Suitland High School Principal Dwan Jordan. The program, which focused on the donation of 40 laptop computers to the school increased the awareness of the Computers for Learning Program and provided details of the program registration.
In March of 2011, NCR donated 28 laptop computers to Kramer Middle School in Southeast, D.C., which led to the donation of additional equipment from GSA and other federal agencies. Each year federal government agencies donate hundreds of thousands of pieces of computer equipment to local schools and eligible community groups through the Computers for Learning Program. These events were held in support of a broader GSA initiative to inform schools in the District of Columbia, Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties and Northern Virginia about the program.
GSA’s Computers for Learning Program, managed by the Federal Acquisition Services’ (FAS) Personal Property Management Division (PPM) was created in support of President Clinton’s Executive Order 12999 to bolster the transfer of computer equipment to educational institutions or non-profit organizations.To learn more about the CFL Program, visit www.computersforlearning.gov.