Academic journal article The Technology Teacher

Donations Available from NASA and the U.S. Government

Academic journal article The Technology Teacher

Donations Available from NASA and the U.S. Government

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The Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, amended April 1996, allows the Federal Government to donate technical and/or scientific property to educational institutions or nonprofit organizations for conducting technical and scientific education and research activities. Title of ownership shall transfer with the property. (15 U.S.C. 3710)

For Pre-K to Grade 12 schools and nonprofit educational organizations, the Federal Government has streamlined the process of transferring excess and surplus Federal computer equipment through Executive Order (EO) 12999, "Educational Technology: Ensuring Opportunity for All Children in the Next Century." This EO is referred to as "Computers for Learning (CFL)."

Under NASA's Stevenson-Wydler Act program, all educational institutions that intend to use the NASA excess research equipment for conducing technical and scientific education and research activities are generally eligible, including public, parochial, and private schools, universities, and colleges. Home schools will also be supported if they meet their state's regulations.

Nonprofit education organizations must qualify under section 203(j) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended, or be a certified 501c3 non-profit education institution. …

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