Denton Program


To put the empty space on U.S. Military transport to good use by providing humanitarian relief transportation for nongovernmental organizations or private citizens, at little or no cost to them.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency For International Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; J - Provision of Specialized Services
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
U.S. Foreign Assistance Act of 1961
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applicants must be an U.S. based private voluntary organization (PVOs), non-governmental organization (NGOs) or small organization.
Beneficiary Eligibility
PVOs, NGOs and International Organizations (IOs) in eligible countries.
Evidence that the goods are in usable condition; the consignee in country is legitimate and has the capacity to receive and distribute goods; and the goods are packaged properly and in compliance with U.S. military procedures.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. All prospective donors are encouraged to apply online for U.S. military space available transportation under the Denton program. Information on the guidelines and the application can be accessed at The procedures are specified in the application. These include the applicant name, address, contact information; consignee name, address, contact information; the description of beneficiaries, impact areas, distribution plan; the detailed list of items; the cargo weight, volume and U.S. warehouse location; and the duty-free certification.
Award Procedure
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Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. The Denton Program requires the coordination of USAID, DOS, and DOD throughout the approval process. Applications take from 6-8 weeks to be approved and an additional three months or more (depending upon availability) to receive Department of Defense space-available transport. Neither approval nor transportation is guaranteed.
Not applicable.
Donors may submit only one application per country at a time. They cannot reapply to a country until the prior transportation request has been completed.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
The Denton Program is a commodity transportation program that is jointly administered by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of State (DOS), and the Department of Defense (DOD). The program provides the authority for DOD to use any extra space on U.S. military cargo aircraft to transport donated goods for humanitarian relief. The minimum and maximum weight allowance for Denton shipments is 2,000 lbs. and 100,000 lbs., respectively. Time and or temperature sensitive cargo, perishable food stuff, pharmaceutical samples, passengers, livestock, hazardous material, and vehicles requiring a special driver are ineligible commodities under the Denton program.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
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Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Since the Denton program is a space available program, it is impossible to predict when transportation will be provided; therefore, no guarantees can be made regarding completion of a donated humanitarian goods shipment. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Ricardo Willis
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004 US
Phone: 202-916-2573
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22 FY 23 FY 24 FY 19 FY 20 FY 21 FY 18 FY 17 FY 16 - (Project Grants) FY 22 FY 23 FY 24 FY 19$0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 21 FY 18$0.00; - (Project Grants) FY 22 FY 23 FY 24 FY 19 FY 20 FY 21 est $0.00; - (Project Grants) FY 22$0.00; FY 23 est $0.00; FY 24 est $0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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