A charter school in need of a tool to outfit a science program might need to look no farther than a surplus government lab equipment program. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy-Related Laboratory Equipment (ERLE) Grant Program makes equipment available to not-for-profit schools, including charter middle schools and high schools. A listing of equipment that is available is updated regularly. The equipment is granted to the school, but the school must arrange and cover the cost of shipping, although those costs may be offset for qualifying high-needs schools. The Energy-Related Laboratory Equipment Grant Program is ongoing.