Federal Surplus Property Program


The Unit has been designated the State Agency for Surplus Property by State Law. The Agency is responsible for the acquisition and distribution within the State, of all donations of surplus property to public agencies and eligible nonprofit tax-exempt activities including health and educational activities and providers of assistance to homeless individuals.

The Unit:

  • Screens Federal sites across the nation for the availability and acquisition of Federal Surplus Property, under the guidelines as set forth by the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 and in response to the adoption of 41CFR-101-44, Federal Management Regulations as amended or supplemented, creating a fair and equitable distribution.
  • Operates a Customer Direct Pick Up system for the purpose of procuring desired property requested by eligible agencies. The Unit arranges and coordinates location, allocation and time schedules for the requesting agency to secure and pick up equipment and materials directly at Federal holding sites.
  • Maintains membership in the National Association of State Agencies for Surplus Property. Membership includes the participation in the Overseas Program which is a consortium of State Agencies for Surplus Property who have banded together for the specific purpose of viewing, procuring, relocating, and shipping property located outside the United States that is available from the Federal Government for donation in the United States and its territories.
  • 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.
  • Assesses handling charges as may be reasonable and necessary to defray costs incurred by the State in the administration of this program. Executes certifications and enters into cooperative agreements, subject to the approval of the Attorney General, as authorized or required by said Act.
  • Designated by the Governor as the Single Point of Contact for the transfer of excess or surplus Department of Defense property that has been deemed suitable for use by State, County, and Local Law Enforcement Agencies seeking non-operational logistical support to assist in counter drug and counter terrorism activities pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act of 1997, Section 1033 (Public Law 101-189).

For more information contact the FSPP prgram staff:
Sgt. Glenn Garibaldi 609.963.6900 x 6205

Federal Surplus Property in the News

Middletown, NJ: Township Repurposing Federal Surplus Vehicles for Snow Removal

Contact: Cindy Herrschaft, (732)615-2287

The township is expanding its cache of snow removal equipment this winter by repurposing federal surplus vehicles.

The Public Works Department is converting to two tractor trucks into salt brine and rock salt spreaders. Middletown is saving about $370,000 on the project since the township only needs to buy the salt distribution systems. The trucks, which are 2008 Freightliners in virtually new condition with extremely low mileage, were acquired at no cost to the township from the state Police Federal Surplus Property Unit, said Township Administrator Anthony P. Mercantante.