Personal Technology Program

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

(CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS IN SPANISH)

  • Qualify for and/or receive free or reduced-price meal benefits
  • Have internet access at home (Click here for low-cost internet)
  • Successfully complete online digital literacy training

Additional Guidelines: One computer per family. If you or anyone in your family has received a Personal Technology Program computer in the past three years, unfortunately you are not eligible to receive a computer at this time.

 

STEP 1: APPLY

Click here to complete the online application.

 

STEP 2: DIGITAL LITERACY TRAINING

Complete "Computer Basicsand "Internet Safety" training and quiz online

Recommended course for parents: “Internet Safety for Kids

When student has finished the course, a completion page will appear. If student doesn’t have access to a printer to print and submit results to PTP Liaison, they can “Print” to PDF and submit via email to jsams@edfoundationsrq.org. (You are not required to create an account to print the certificate. The first quiz completion page is fine!)

 

STEP 3: SUBMITTING YOUR DOCUMENTS

In addition to your digital literacy results, you must submit a copy of your internet bill or other proof of internet. If you do not have internet, call 1-844-252-7452 or visit www.internetessentials.com to see if you qualify for low-cost internet from Comcast.

Once you have your internet bill and digital literacy training results, you can:

 

STEP 4: DISTRIBUTION

Based on availability and approval, your computer will be delivered directly to the approved student’s school within 2-4 weeks of submitting required documents. Your Personal Technology Liaison will notify you when the computer is ready for pick-up. Please contact your Personal Technology Program Liaison or call 941-927-0965 if you have any questions.

Student is not eligible to receive a computer until internet bill and digital literacy results have been submitted. Parent/Guardian must be present to pick up computer at school.

 

RESOURCES

Click here for a list of each school’s Personal Technology Program Liaison. 

Click here for a list of Digital Learning Labs – You can complete the Personal Technology Program application process at any of these locations.