About The Program
  • Executive Order 12999
  • Program Description
  • Eligibility
  • References
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Computers for Learning Brochure
  • *******BREAKING NEWS*******

    We are updating the GSA-hosted Computers for Learning website!

    In preparation for the transition, you will be unable to register or login from June 6th - July 23rd. For more information, please see our FAQs.

    Welcome to the CFL Website

    Notice: Pursuant to statute, Congress has permitted the authority for Empowerment Zone (EZ) and Enterprise Community (EC) designations to expire. Because of this EZ and EC designations are no longer valid so that the EZ/EC question will no longer be included on the registration page for schools and educational nonprofits, and EZ/EC information will not appear on the school data sheets and property allocation pages.

    In order to encourage and promote the reuse of computers, GSA is proud to sponsor the Computers for Learning (CFL) website.

    Computers for Learning

    The CFL program evolved as a guide for implementing Executive Order 12999, Educational Technology: Ensuring Opportunity for all Children in the Next Century. The order encourages agencies, to the extent permitted by law, to transfer computers and related peripheral equipment excess to their needs directly to schools and educational nonprofit organizations. The CFL website allows eligible recipients to view and select the computer equipment that federal agencies have reported as excess (via GSAXcess®).

    PROCESSING CHANGE FOR FEDERAL ELECTRONICS:We are implementing the guidance in GSA FMR Bulletin, B-34, Disposal of Federal Electronic Assets. All customers are advised that, effective Monday, 19 Mar 2012, the following notice applies to federal electronics assets reported and/or acquired through Computers for Learning:

    The Federal Government has determined that improper disposal of used electronics may have potentially harmful effects on human health and the environment. This/these electronic product(s) must be disposed of at their end of useful life in accordance with all Federal, state, and local laws. The Federal Government strongly encourages recycling these products through certified recyclers, even when such recycling is not required by Federal, state or local laws. Information regarding certified recyclers is available at https://www.federalelectronicschallenge.net/resources/links.htm#five.

    Pursuant to this guidance, effective Monday, 19 March 2012, federal electronic assets, as defined by these regulations, in condition codes S and X should not be reported to GSA and will not be transferred by GSA. It will be up to the holding agency to dispose of these assets in accordance with FMR Bulletin, B-34, Disposal of Federal Electronic Assets

    Direct transfers are authorized by law through 15 USC 3710(i), commonly known as the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980.

    The CFL program's ambitious goal is to make modern computer technology an integral part of every classroom so that every child has the opportunity to be educated to his or her full potential.

    Note: Schools and educational nonprofit organizations do not pay for excess computer equipment they receive through the CFL program, however, the recipient is responsible for the shipping and handling costs, as well as refurbishing costs.

    Schools - Handy Helper School Instructions

    Property Managers: CFL instructions for Property Managers and  CFL Allocation

    Contact CFL Staff
    If you have questions, contact CFL Staff by email computers.learning@gsa.gov
    Phone (866) 333-7472 Option 2

    Transferring computers to schools and educational nonprofits extends the useful life of a computer, helps a needy school, and contributes to a cleaner, greener environment.