Eligibility to obtain federal surplus property and some state surplus property is limited to public agencies, certain non-profit organizations and certain small businesses as defined below. Note that surplus property sold at public auctions is available to all, including members of the public.
An organization’s chief administrative officer or executive head of the organization must complete the Eligibility Application. To request the Eligibility Application please email Joe Grove at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include the organization’s name, mailing address and a small narrative on the program’s purpose in your email.
Joe Grove, Eligibility Officer
Federal Surplus Property Program
5420 Old Highway 8
Arden Hills, MN 55112
Public Agency means any State; political subdivision thereof, including any unit of local government or economic development district; any department, agency, or instrumentality thereof, multijurisdictional substate districts established by or pursuant to State law; or any Indian tribe located on a State reservation. The following is a sample listing of eligible public agencies:
Non-Profit Organizations are defined as educational or public health institutions or organizations, no part of the net earnings of which inure or may lawfully inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual, and which have been held to be tax-exempt under 501C(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. The following is a sample listing of eligible non-profit organizations:
Service Educational Activities (SEAs) are determined to be eligible by the Department of Defense (DOD). Although, their eligibility is determined by DOD, they should contact Admin Surplus Services staff for their specific requirements. They are eligible to receive DOD property only. SEAs include the following organizations:
Small Businesses that are enrolled in the Small Business Administration’s 8A Program are the only small businesses eligible to participate in the Federal Surplus Property Program. These businesses must be owned or controlled by one or more persons who can provide evidence of having been socially or economically deprived of the opportunity to develop and maintain a competitive position in the economy.
Eligibility is determined by Randy Czaia in the District Small Business Administration office in Minneapolis, and he can be reached at 612-370-2314 or email@example.com. Additional information can be found on the Web at www.sba.gov.