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Government Surplus Non-Profit Donations
Vehicles manufactured for the Federal Government, which includes tactical military vehicles, or owned by the Federal Government are given away to non-military Federal departments and Agencies, state and local governments, or private non-profit organizations such as Red Cross or Boy Scouts.
This page describes the surplus property donation programs and provides links and other information so you can see if your organization can qualify.
Government Surplus Property Life Cycle
The life cycle goes like this, starting with the military organization that utilized it originally:
Under current regulations, this breaks down into three categories of activity called RTD -- Reutilization, Transfer, or Donation -- each covered in a section below and on this DLA web page.
Reutilization of Surplus U.S. Government Property
Agencies within the Department of Defense (DoD) are Reutilization customers. DoD screens and requisitions for the first two weeks after receipt of inventory. If you qualify, you have first pick of inventory through restricted search capability on this DRMS web page.
Transfer of Surplus U.S. Government Property
Federal agencies outside DoD are all considered transfer customers. Transfer customers are allowed to screen inventory starting the 15th day after the accumulation close date. When requesting property that is located in the United States, Federal Agencies must do so via the General Service Administration's Federal Excess Disposal System (FEDS), an automated property management system for reports, property searches and ordering.
Donation of Surplus U.S. Government Property
If you are a public agency or non-profit organization, you might be eligible to receive DoD surplus property under this program. The State Agencies for Surplus Property (SASPs) withdraw DoD property from the DRMO or military site for direct issue to their Donation Customers. To find out if your organization is eligible, you have to contact the SASP in your state. More information is available from the GSA web site on this page describing the GSA Personal Property Disposal Program.
Special Programs for Receiving Surplus U.S. Government Property
If you do not qualify to receive DRMS property as a DoD, Federal, or Donation customer, you may qualify under one of these special programs. These are:
If your organization falls under one of these special programs, you may be able to obtain inventory from the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service. This page on the DRMS web site explains the programs in more detail and gives contact information.