Public Benefit Conveyance Program


Goal(s): The effective use of real property owned by the federal government and the disposal of this property when federal agencies no longer need it. Objective(s): To facilitate the possible no cost conveyance, by the Federal Government, to State and local governments, of surplus real and related personal property determined by the Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance by delegation from the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs and the Attorney General, to be required for correctional facility use, under programs or projects for the care or rehabilitation of criminal offenders, and for law enforcement purposes. Performance measures: N/A

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
H - Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
40 U.S.C. 553 (b)(1)-(2)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants include states, or political subdivisions or instrumentalities of states, proposing to use the subject property for law enforcement purposes or correctional facility purposes. The 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Palau, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State, local and territorial governments, that are engaged in activities to control or reduce crime and juvenile delinquency or the enforcement of criminal law including investigative activities as well as training or for the care or rehabilitation of criminal offenders.
DOJ/OJP/BJA application for a correctional facility use or law enforcement purpose determination.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Notify BJA and GSA, or DOD by letter, of the State's interest in an identified property. Applicants interested in applying for property under the Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC) must consult with their designated Local Redevelopment Authority for the community's plan for economic recovery. A list of the recognized LRAs can be viewed at:
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. See the current application available on the Office of Justice Programs website at
Award Procedure
(1) Applicant must be a State or local governmental entity; (2) applicant must propose a correctional facility use or law enforcement purpose consistent with the requirements set forth in 40 U.S.C. Section 553(b)(1) and (2).
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Deed of Conveyance. The Deed of Conveyance of any surplus real and related personal property disposed of under this program - (1) shall provide that all of the property be used and maintained for the purpose for which it was conveyed in perpetuity, and that if the property ceases to be used or maintained for that purpose, all or any portion of the property shall, in its then existing condition, at the option of the Federal Government, revert to the Federal Government; and (2) may contain additional terms, reservations, restrictions, and conditions that the Administrator determines are necessary to safeguard the interests of the Federal Government.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111–352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.
Not applicable.
See 2 CFR 200 for the government-wide requirements for maintenance of records by grant recipients.
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
N/A Please contact BJA at Phone: 202-616-6500 or
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
General Services Administration: and Office of Economic Adjustment:
Headquarters Office
Laura Mizhir
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Assistance
810 7th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20351 US
Phone: 202-616-6500
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods) FY 22 FY 23 FY 24 FY 19$0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 21 est $0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Through the Public Benefit Conveyance Program, surplus federal land and buildings may be conveyed to public entities at no cost pursuant to 40 U.S.C. 541 et seq., and applicable regulations (specifically 40 U.S.C. ? 553 and 41 C.F.R. Parts 102-75.750 through 102-75.815).
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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