Local Austin nonprofits currently using older, outdated technology who serve a public good can apply to receive refurbished devices. These devices may be used for an organizations operations or client needs. The Community PC Program accepts applications on an ongoing basis for surplus computer equipment. Organizations can apply at the bottom of this page.
Q & A Section:
Who is eligible to apply for surplus equipment?
- Local Austin nonprofit groups that are running off older, outdated technology that have an operational use and/or client need.
What type of devices are available for distribution?
- In the past, these devices were limited to standard issue Dell OptiPlex computers issued to City of Austin employees; however, the program now supports devices from any major manufacturer, equipped with at least an Intel I3 processor or AMD Ryzen series 3 and 4GB of RAM.
What is the cost of the equipment?
- The City of Austin is a Microsoft Certified Refurbisher, and devices can be installed with Windows 10 and/or Microsoft Office Suite, at a cost of $6 per license. The hardware is provided at no cost but subject to limited supply. Peripherals, such as power cables, mouses, keyboards and monitors are not guaranteed but likely available.