RREO grant decreases electronic waste and increases access to computers
for low-income families across Colorado
DENVER, Colo., September 6, 2017 – PCs for People announces it is a recipient of the Colorado
Department of Health and Environment’s Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO)
grant totaling $80,484. Funding from this grant will allow PCs for People to increase its
recycling partners, decrease the amount of electronic waste in Colorado and provide computers
to families who otherwise could not afford them.
“We are honored to receive the RREO grant, which will allow us to increase our PC recycling
program and bridge the technological gap between high-income and low-income homes,” said
PCs for People Executive Director Julie Seltz. “Access to technology in the home leads to
increases in graduation rates, economic output and long-term employment.”
PCs for People provides recycling services at no charge to businesses. Services include pick up
of retired business electronics and National Association for Information Destruction (NAID)
AAA certified data sanitization services. The computers are then refurbished and offered to lowincome
families at low-to-zero cost.
“We are extremely grateful to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment and the
state’s Pollution Prevention Advisory Board for awarding us this grant,” said Tom Sheraden,
CIO, Prologis and Denver advisory board member for PCs for People. “PCs for People currently
serves over 55 businesses and government organizations in Colorado, and through this grant, we
anticipate increasing our reach to over 100 organizations.”
Since its inception in 2007, the RREO grant program has awarded more than $11 million to
employers throughout Colorado in order to develop a recycling infrastructure. PCs for People is
one of nine organizations out of 36 applicants to be awarded grant funds for program's most
recent grant opportunity.