General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Surplus Personal Property Donation Program

Overview

The Support Services Unit of the New Jersey State Police, Office of Emergency Management has been designated the State Agency for Surplus Property (SASP) by State Law. The SASP is responsible for the administration of the Program, working with GSA to allocate and distribute donations of federal surplus personal property within the State. Public agencies, eligible health and educational nonprofit-tax-exempt organizations, providers of assistance to homeless, impoverished and/or older individuals, Service Educational Activities (SEAs) such as the Boy Scouts of America and Little League Baseball, museums attended by the public, and eligible veteran's organizations accredited by the Dept. of Veteran's Affairs are among the eligible agency types.

The SASP:

  • Is the sole point of contact in NJ for eligibility determinations and submissions for requests for surplus property once an organization is deemed eligible to participate.
  • Operates a direct donation model in which the approved donee arranges for the pickup or shipping of the property they have been awarded directly with the donating agency. All shipping and transportation costs associated with the acquisition of donated items are the donee's responsibility.
  • Ensures all federally mandated guidelines are upheld by authorized donees, including but not limited to, certifying donated property has been placed in-use and remains in-use for at least 12-18 months depending on the item's original acquisition cost. The NJ SASP periodically conducts on-site inspections with donees to verify compliance with Program procedures.
  • Upon Presidential declaration of an emergency or a major disaster locates, procures, transports, and distributes surplus equipment and supplies in accordance with the directions of the Federal Emergency Management Agency pursuant to the Disaster Relief Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93-288) and Executive Order 12148, as amended.

For more information please review the GSA Guide

You may also visit the GSA website

For further information and guidance contact the NJ SASP Staff by emailing
LPPNJSURPLUS@gw.njsp.org