The Federal Surplus Property Program is a program which acquires, warehouses, and distributes surplus federal property to state and public agencies, non-profit health organizations (including programs for the homeless and impoverished), non-profit education organizations, and non-profit organizations for the elderly, public airports, and certain educational activities of special interest to the Armed Services. The program saves taxpayer dollars by enabling state, public, and non-profit agencies to purchase and reutilize federal government surplus property for nominal fees.
The Federal Property Assistance Program was created by Congress in 1949 with the enactment of Public Law 94-519. The law enables property items to be donated to agencies which meet eligibility criteria. Property items include materials/equipment/vehicles which the federal government has determined it no longer needs. As part of the Act (94-519), state governments are delegated the responsibility for administrating this program through their individual state's "State Plan of Operations."
The State of Alaska is pleased to be a part of this valuable service which enables us to receive, warehouse, and distribute surplus property to qualifying organizations.
Eligible organizations and activities of federal surplus property include: state and public agencies, certain non-profit organizations (educational and health), non-profit programs for the elderly, public airports, and certain educational activities of special interest to the armed services.
Representatives of our state agency visit U.S. government installations to select property that is available for donation. Most of our property comes from military bases and federal offices located in Alaska.
Property that may be available includes but is not limited to: gym equipment, musical instruments, hardware, tools and equipment, building materials, motorized vehicles, heavy equipment, marine equipment and vessels, and aviation equipment and aircraft.
Eligible organizations are welcome and encouraged to visit our warehouse often. We encourage the use of the federal property want list so we can search for available property that meets your needs. Eligible donee organizations are notified via weekly inventory broadcasts and special notices regarding available federal surplus property. Donees can also view available federal surplus property by visiting the Federal General Services Administration website at https://gsaxcess.gov/.
Yes. Service and handling charges are placed on all federal surplus property which is distributed by this agency. The fees are based on total expenses in acquiring, transporting, warehousing, and transferring the property but are equalized by fair market value and other contributing factors.