Free Computers for the Public Program
City of Irving - Information Technology
Computer Reuse Program (CORP)
Through the Computer Reuse Program (CORP), the City of Irving has been donating free computers to to low- and moderate-income families since 2008.
When CORP launched in 2008, Irving became the first municipality in Texas and the second in the U.S. to implement a computer reuse program in which previously owned computer equipment is refurbished by city employees and donated to qualifying residents through area nonprofits. Then the computers are presented to the recipients in batches throughout the year.
Occassionally an awarding ceremony will be covered by local media outlets. However, by then each recipient for a free computer has already been decided. Please call the City of Irving - Information and Technology department for more information on how to apply for a free computer.
Eligibility to Receive a Free Computer
Families receiving computers are screened through a needs assessment conducted by distributing agencies.
Eligibility requirements and stipulations include:
- Irving Residency.
- To qualify as low- or moderate-income family currently being served by participating area agencies. This qualification is based on median income per household and adjusted by family size (Example: a family of four with a median income of $53,200 or less annually would qualify).
- Area service agencies are also eligible to apply (Example: an agency that offers free computer training to children).
- All participants must sign an agreement that outlines the program requirements.
- All participants will be responsible for and costs associated with connection to the Internet.
- Recipients are encouraged to take advantage of computer-related training classes that are offered as a part of this program.
- Recipients must agree to properly recycle the computer by using the city’s drop-off Electronic Recycling Program locations.
Computer equipment is less than three years old and Microsoft Corporation has donated Windows XP operating software, available in English or Spanish based on the recipient’s preference. At the end of the computer’s life, CORP beneficiaries commit to proper disposal of equipment at one of the city’s drop-off recycling centers. Recipients also are encouraged to participate in free community computer training classesoffered year-round by the Irving Public Library System.
CORP is made possible by a grant received from the North Central Texas Council of Governments via the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, as well as a grant from Irving’s Housing and Human Services Department.