Laptop grants for schools

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Laptop grants for schools
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With each passing year, the world seems to revolve more and more around technology. Students need computers and laptops at home and at school. Many schools and students are searching for grant opportunities. With a little patience and research, it's possible to find grants available for laptops for schools and even a few for students.

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Hewlett-Packard K-20 "Technology for Teaching" Equipment Grants

The Hewlett-Packard K-20 "Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative" plans on giving £6 million worth of grants in 2010. They will grant up to 40 universities one of three HP product packages valued between £32,500 and £48,750. They also plan on awarding schools throughout the United States a £19,500 package for five teachers. HP also plans on giving other opportunities and grants throughout 2010.

Hewlett-Packard Company 3000 Hanover Street Palo Alto, CA 94304-1185 (877) 480-4433 hp.com/hpinfo/grants/us/programs/tech_teaching/higher_ed_main.html

Computer for Youth

Computers for Youth distributes working computers to state schools throughout New York City. School administrators should let CFY know that they are interested in participating in the program. All New York City state school systems are eligible. CFY will fill out a request form for interested schools. Donations are made on a first come, first serve basis. CFY benefited over 15,000 families between 1999 and 2009.

Future goals of CFY include helping families outside of New York City, including near CFY's existing offices in Philadelphia, Atlanta and the San Francisco Bay areas.

Computers for Youth 322 Eighth Avenue, Floor 12A New York, NY 10001 tel.: 212-563-7300 fax: 212-563-1215 e-mail: info@cfy.org cfy.org

America Online and Dell

America Online and Dell are partnering up to give away 5,000 refurbished computers to low-income students who qualify. Each qualified student will also receive one year worth of free Internet access. The students must complete a 40 hour after school program.

The program is designed to teach students how to take apart and build computers. Between 2002 and 2009, the program provided 3,000 computers for low-income students. The program is designed to help students who have Internet access at school, but not at home, use computers in both environments.

Dell Corporate Headquarters Dell Inc. One Dell Way Round Rock, Texas 78682 United States dell_techknow@dell.com (888) 977-3355 dell.com/ edu4u.com

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