Computers for low income Individuals, Non-Profits, Libraries, Schools & Faith Based Organizations

How our program works!

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 may be upgraded with additional memory, the next stop for these systems is to fully restore, refurbish and relicense these computers, with Windows 10 Professional and if eligible, Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010.

Computers are then provided back to the community on a 'cost recovery basis*'. A desktop computer system includes a tower with LCD flat screen monitor, Keyboard and Mouse and ranges in cost start around $100 and carry a one year hardware warranty. Laptops cost start at $120 and have a 90 day hardware warranty, on systems over $200 we provide a six month hardware warranty. Virus/malware removal not included. We do not recommend laptops for children under the age of 16.

To be eligible for these low cost computer 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. If you do not receive any assistance but still need a low cost computer we can help with that as well at a slightly higher fee.

All 501(C)3 Not-For-Profit, Public or Private Schools, Faith Based community service programs and Public libraries are also eligible for computers, servers, networking equipment, overhead projectors, Laser Jet printers or other hardware we might have on hand.

Apply for a computer online below You can also stop in Mon - Fri 9 AM to 5 PM. Non-profits please send a copy of your IRS determination letter and Fax it to (603)657-9869.

* Basic system includes Computer Tower(CPU), Keyboard, Mouse and LCD Monitor - you may upgrade to a larger flat screen for a small additional cost.

Computers are now considered integral to our daily lives. They can teach us how to read, they can teach math and science, and they can connect us to a world of experiences that were not available to us just twenty years ago. This brief snapshot of the benefits of our program services reflects the advantages of computer technology on our lives.

• If you have only limited access to a full featured computer while young, you face many years in adulthood trying to catch up.

• If you’re a low income household and you have limited access to the use of a computer you face significant challenges and disadvantages in the workplace, from securing job to job advancement.

• Seniors who don’t have or know how to use a computer, would benefit by maintaining or improving cognitively by using a computer and would also be more connected to the community and family. By staying in touch with family members and feeling more connected to the world, research shows seniors have shown improved mental health, less depression and isolation.

• Newly settled immigrants to the United States could learn about our customs and language more quickly with access to a computer while also connecting users to others of similar ethnicity, opening the doors to a support system beyond the usual social service organizations.


* What is Cost Recovery? We are NOT a government agency, we do not receive any state or federal funding for what we do. We provide all computers on a cost recovery basis generating just enough funds to pay for re-licensing, hardware improvements, parts, plus costs like rent, heat, power, staff and software licenses.

Apply on-line - NOTE this application will not work from a cell Phone

Individuals & Families
http://ctac-nh.zohosites.com/apply-individual.html

Non-Profits, Schools, Public libraries, Faith based community service programs.
http://ctac-nh.zohosites.com/apply-non-profit.html

PDF Forms below - Save, Print and FAX to (603) 657-9869, Mail to 100 Willow St. Suite 6 Manchester NH 03103 or send to info@catc-nh.org