Computer Technology Assistance Corps (CTAC) accepts donations of recently retired computers from business and individuals. We then wipe the donor’s hard drives of any data using DoD and HIPAA compliant methods. Hardware is tested and improved with additional memory, the next stop for these systems is to fully restore, refurbish and relicense these computers, in most cases with Windows 7 or 8.1 professional and if eligible MS Office home and business 2010.
Computers are then provided back to the community on a cost recovery* basis. A Computer system includes a PC(CPU) with LCD monitor, Keyboard and Mouse can range in cost between $85 to $125 - and carry a one year warranty. Laptops cost $160 or more and carry a 90 day warranty on systems under $200 and six month warranty on systems on systems of $200 or more. We do not recommend laptops for children under the age of 16.
To be eligible for these systems an applicant must be receiving some form of state/federal assistance (like food stamps, free/reduced school lunch, WIC; a low income senior citizen over the age of 62 or be handicapped/disabled.
All 501(C)3 not-for-profit, Public or Private Schools, Faith Based community services and libraries are also eligible for computers as well as servers, networking equipment, overhead projectors, Laser Jet printers or other hardware we might have on hand.
* What is Cost Recovery? We provide all computers at a cost recovery basis generating just enough funds to pay for re-licensing, hardware improvements, parts replacement, plus costs like rent, heat, power, staff and software licenses.