Federal Property Assistance
Federal Property Assistance (FPA) acquires and distributes federally owned tangible personal property declared excess/surplus by the federal government. Such property is allocated to the State of Florida for the benefit of Floridians through public agencies and private/nonprofit health and education organizations. Federal Property Assistance reviews available assets physically on-site at military and federal civilian agency holding depots. The program uses Web-accessible surplus/excess databases of the U.S. General Services Administration (USGSA) and the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency. Acquisition of federal surplus equipment and supplies by eligible organizations results in major cost avoidance in asset procurement, which saves tax dollars.
**New Feature** Click here for the listing of federal surplus property available for pickup from the FPA warehouse located in Starke, Florida.
Similarly, Federal Property Assistance is also responsible for acquiring and distributing U.S. Department of Defense owned tangible personal property declared excess by the military and approved for the State of Florida for the benefit of state and local law enforcement agencies. Federal Property Assistance has created state/local government partnerships to review available assets physically on-site at military holding depots. Acquisition of military excess by state and local law enforcement agencies through the program results in major cost avoidance, which saves tax dollars. The program enables agencies to have equipment they may otherwise not have the resources to purchase.
The 1122 Program which provides for our statewide law enforcement entities to procure new equipment from Federal GSA contracts, is housed in the Florida Sheriff’s Association. Information and forms can be found on its website, www.flsheriffs.org or call (850) 877-2165.
Rita Acevedo, Surplus Property Supervisor|