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Federal Surplus Personal Property Program

The California Federal Surplus Personal Property Program (CFSPP) is responsible for obtaining federal surplus personal property for qualifying non-federal organizations within the State for their business and operational needs. The program refers to such a non-federal qualifying organization as a donee.

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Direct Pick-Up

As an additional condition for determining eligibility, the donee must be able to pick up federal surplus personal property directly from where the property is located or must have the resources to arrange for the item to be picked up.

Eligibility

In order to qualify as a donee, the organization must meet all of the requirements of the strict eligibility guidelines established by the federal government. To determine if your organization may be eligible to receive federal surplus personal property, refer to the eligibility guidelines. It provides a detailed listing of the types of qualifying non-federal organizations and instructions for obtaining an eligibility application. The CFSPP makes the final determination as to eligibility.

Renewal

In order to renew as a donee, the organization must meet all of the requirements of the strict renewal eligibility guidelines established by the federal government. To determine whether your organization is eligible to receive federal surplus personal property, refer to the eligibility guidelines. It provides a detailed listing of the types of qualifying non-federal organizations and instructions, including all necessary forms, for obtaining a renewal application. The California Federal Surplus Personal Property (CFSPP) makes the final determination as to eligibility.

Restrictions

In order to receive an item of federal surplus personal property, the donee must agree to specific restrictions for its use and specific time periods for placing it in use. The restrictions are tied to the original acquisition cost of the item, or if the item is a motor vehicle, or if it is an item that the Federal Government has categorized as an "In Perpetuity Item." Refer to the restrictions page to review the use and time period restrictions.

Service and Handling Charge

In order to sustain its operations as a self-supporting entity, the CFSPP assesses the donee a service and handling charge for each item of federal surplus personal property that the donee picks up.

Effective November 1, 2013, the service and handling fee will be the greater of either $100 or 9% of an item's Original Acquisition Cost. However, the service and handling fees for livestock will continue to be the greater of either $100 or $20 a head, and all aircraft over $100,000 shall remain at the $5,000 service and handling fee.


For more information about the program, contact:

 Darci King, Program Manager | Email: Darci.King@dgs.ca.gov | Office: 916.928.2539.

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