Department of Management Services

Federal Property Assistance

The Federal Property Assistance (FPA) Program acquires and distributes U.S. Department of Defense and federally owned tangible personal property declared excess/surplus by the military and federal government. This property is allocated to the State of Florida for the benefit of state and local law enforcement, public agencies and private/nonprofit health and education organizations. FPA 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. 

The FPA program was formed in 1965 by Chapter 217, Florida Statutes, as amended. The program enables agencies to have equipment they may otherwise not have the resources to purchase. The acquisition of federal surplus property and equipment by eligible organizations results in sizable cost avoidance in asset procurement, which saves tax dollars. 

The decision as to eligibility of an institution is determined after careful consideration of all pertinent facts presented in writing and, if necessary, by personal inspection of the organization's facilities.

After an organization has been certified for participation, authorized representatives visit the distribution centers and select the property they can properly use in their program. Under no condition can property be made available to individuals or for individual personal use. To determine that the property is utilized properly, according to the intent of the law, periodic inspections are made by FPA staff.

Additional Information on the Federal Property Assistance Program:

Florida 1033 Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO)

State Agencies for Surplus Property Program (SASP)

Definitions for Federal Surplus Property

Audits and Eligible Donees for Personal Property

Eligibility Requirements of Health or Educational Applicants for Personal Property

Utilization, Donation Procedures


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