Federal Surplus Property Transfer 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.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
H - Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods
40 U.S.C. 553 (b)(1)-(2)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
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?
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: http://www.oea.gov/OEAWeb.nsf/Home?OpenForm.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. See the current fiscal year's solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm and http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PreawardRequirements/index.htm for additional information.
(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).
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
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?
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.
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 https://www.bja.gov/contactus.aspx
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
General Services Administration: www.propertydisposal.gsa.gov. Office of Economic Adjustment: http://www.defenselink.mil/brac/.
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Assistance
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20351 US
(Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods) FY 18 est $0.00; FY 17 est $0.00; FY 16$0.00; - Through the Federal Surplus Property Public Benefit Conveyance Program (Program), surplus federal land and buildings are conveyed to public entities at no cost pursuant to 40 U.S.C. 541, et seq., and applicable regulations (40 U.S.C. ? 553 and 41 C.F.R. Parts 102-75.750 through 102-75.815).
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects