Danville Community College students can apply to receive free laptops due to CARES Act funds

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A student listens to a live lecture on a laptop computer at home during a remote learning class in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Illinois reported 1,337 new coronavirus cases Wednesday as the state’s positivity rate dropped below 4% for the first time in weeks. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors has allocated $150,000 in CARES Act funds to provide free laptops to county residents than attend Danville Community College.

“Amid all the difficulties and challenges that the pandemic has brought on, the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors is pleased to assist by providing laptops to some of our residents. With all of our CARES Act funds, we tried to balance short-term needs with purchases that would benefit the county and its citizens for years to come, and this free laptop program for DCC students that live in Pittsylvania County certainly fits that criteria.”

Bob Warren, Chairman of the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors

Five hundred free laptops will be given to Danville Community College students in an effort to mitigate the technological hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To be eligible for this program, students must live in the City of Danville or Pittsylvania County and will be required to fill out a form expressing their interest in receiving a laptop.

Students who qualify for a free laptop will be notified with instructions for pick-up from Foundation Hall on the DCC campus on Friday, Jan. 29 and Monday, Feb. 1.

For more information or to apply to receive a laptop, visit the Danville.edu homepage and click “Free Student Laptops”.

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