GSA SURPLUS PERSONAL PROPERTY DONATION PROGRAM • Background • Role of State Agency for Surplus Property • Eligibility and Recipients • GSA’s Role • Key Players
Background 1956- Public Law 84-655 Established that no property could be donated for use in a state except througha “State Agency for Surplus Property (SASP)”. The Department of Health, Education and Welfare (DHEW) was designated to screen and allocate surplus property for civil defense purposes. 1976- Public Law 94-519 Transferred responsibility of the donation program from DHEW to GSA. Placed GSA in charge of a consolidated distribution system that would fairly and equitably donate surplus to a broader selection of public agencies and nonprofits. Established the relationship between State and Federal government as a “full”partnership.
Role of a SASP • Key player in disposal process. • Partner with GSA to save taxpayer dollars. • Determine program eligibility. • Screen and select usable civilian and military agency surplus. • Warehouse excess and surplus property. • “Donate” property. • Ensure program compliance.
NASASP National Association of State Agencies for Surplus Property Motto: Pro Bono Publico (For the public good) The purpose of NASASP and its’ 56 state members is to partner with GSA and to save taxpayer dollars by extending the useful life of surplus to public agencies and nonprofit organizations in health and education.
Listing of State Agencies for Surplus Property Go to: www.nasasp.org Click on “Roster” on the upper left side of the page A listing of all the States will then appear and select the State you are interested in.
Eligibility… • Public Agencies: State, County, Local government, etc. • Nonprofit Organizations: IRS 501(c)(3) recognized tax exempt entities primarily in health or education.
Recipients… • Public agencies include libraries, park districts, police/fire departments, schools, cities, townships, county boards, etc. • Nonprofits include childcare centers, volunteer fire departments/rescue squads, homeless/needy providers, museums, historic light stations, rehab centers, hospitals, Older American Act Fund recipients, schools, etc.
GSA’s Role • Assist in locating usable surplus especially during disasters. • Fairly and equitably allocate property. • Manage non-compliance issues. • Assist in making eligibility determinations. • Conduct reviews or “audits”. • Serve as liaison between SASPs and Federal agencies. • Promote donation program.
Key Players GSA Allocating Officials for Property Located In: IA, KS, MO, NE, IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI, AR, LA, NM, OK, TX Daniel Scholl (817) 850-8105 Donna Rice (405) 231-5860 AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN, CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VI, VT NY, NJ, PR, DE, MD, PA, VA, WA, & NCR (DC AREA) Shelia Blount (404) 331-0538 CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY, AZ, CA, HI, NV, CM, AS, GU, AK, ID, OR, WA Lisa Schrad (702) 452-3736