Donations/Loans of Obsolete DOD Property


To donate or lend obsolete combat material to veterans' organizations, soldiers' monument associations, State museums, incorporated museums, and incorporated municipalities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/27/2024 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Immediate Office of The Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
I - Use of Property, Facilities, and Equipment
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
10 U.S.C. 2572; 10 U.S.C. 7308; 10 U.S.C. 7545.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Veterans' organizations recognized by the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (LIMDM); museums operated and maintained for education purposes only and which are tax- exempt; and incorporated municipalities. The Department of the Navy donates or loans additional types of condemned or obsolete material and obsolete, condemned or captured vessels to States, Territories, Commonwealths, or possessions of the United States, political subdivisions or municipal incorporations thereof, the District of Columbia, the Canal Zone, libraries, historical societies, educational institutions whose graduates or students fought in World War I or World War II, recognized veterans organizations and to nonprofit organizations operated and maintained for educational purposes only.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Veterans' organizations recognized by the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (LIMDM); museums operated and maintained for education purposes only and are tax-exempt; and incorporated municipalities.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application for donations or loans will be made to the Secretary of the Military Department which has control of the desired items in accordance with prescribed procedures. Donation of material under 10 U.S.C. 7308 and 10 U.S.C. 7545 requires referral to Congress.
Award Procedure
Requests must be received before items are reported for sale or other scheduled disposal action.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
A donation or loan of books, manuscripts, works of art, drawings, plans, models, and other specified items to be used only for historical, ceremonial or display purposes. Determination of the item and quantity to be provided will be made by the individual Secretaries of the Military Departments. Each donee must certify that the property requested is for the donee's use and, when no longer required by the donee, disposition instruction will be requested from the original donating activity. If the item requires some demilitarization, pursuant to the Defense Demilitarization Manual (DoD 4160.21-M-1), these costs will be borne by the donee. Donees must not, without written consent of the Department of Navy, use vessels for purposes other than as stated in the application, or destroy, transfer or otherwise dispose of a vessel. Cost of packing and handling incident to donations will be paid by the donee before release of the property. Instructions regarding these actions are contained in the defense Utilization and Disposal Manual (DOD 4160.21-M), Chapter X, Paragraphs F and G, and Attachments 20 through 28.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
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
Not applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Nearest military installation for general information on the subject. Requests which cannot be handled at the local level should be referred to the appropriate departmental headquarters.
Headquarters Office
Appropriate Military Department, Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301.
Website Address
Financial Information
(Not Applicable) FY 07 Estimate Not Available FY 08 Estimate Not Available FY 09 Estimate Not Available - FY 07 est not reported; FY 08 est not reported; and FY 09 est not reported. Note: No current information provided by Agency.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Defense Utilization and Disposal Manual (DOD 4160.21-M, Chapter X, paragraphs F and G and Attachments 20 through 28).
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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