Following a recent technology upgrade, over $10,000 worth of computers and related equipment will be given away to local nonprofits and governmental agencies who submit a request by the September 26 deadline, according to the City of Citrus Heights’ Information Technology division.
The equipment – which the City says is all tested and working – became available after older equipment was replaced over the past year, resulting in over 200 laptops, desktops, servers and other electronics being declared “salvage,” and therefore eligible for what the City calls a “lottery-based” giveaway.
To take part in the giveaway, interested organizations can review a list of available equipment online and submit a request to the City’s IT division, detailing which of the technology items are wanted, according to IT Systems Analyst Patrick Lew.
After the submission period ends on September 26, requested items will then be distributed evenly between all qualified applicants, with items being held for pick-up for up to two weeks, according to Lew. In cases where there are several requests for one item, the lottery system will kick in and the winner will get the item.
A statement on the IT department’s web page says the free technology equipment is given “first to non-profits and governmental agencies located in Citrus Heights and secondly to similar organizations that are providing services to Citrus Heights residents but are not located within our jurisdictional boundaries.” According to Lew, organizations meeting either of these requirements will qualify for the giveaway.
Those interested in participating in the lottery can contact Patrick Lew via email at Plew@CitrusHeights.net, or by phone at 916-727-4729.
A complete list of items available is located on the City’s website: http://www.citrusheights.net/Bids.aspx?bidID=10