POP-UP SHOPS: In search of gifts & stocking stuffers, such as knives, multi-tools, and jewelry? Visit one of our four upcoming State Surplus pop-up shops:
CLOSURE NOTICE: Austin Storefront will be closing at 3:30PM on 12/19/18 for a staff meeting. All three surplus warehouses will be closed the following dates for the holidays:
PLEASE NOTE: This property is available to approved program participants only. It is not for sale to the public.
Eligible organizations are encouraged to check our inventory regularly. Our warehouses receive new property daily!
To check your donee account status, please email. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Texas Facilities Commission manages the disposition of surplus property donated to the state by federal programs. Our Federal Surplus Property Program requests, warehouses, and transfers surplus federal government equipment to eligible organizations in Texas. The TFC's Federal Surplus Property Program certifies organizations as eligible under federal management regulations to receive and use the property. Private citizens and the general public may not participate in this program.
Examples of organizations eligible for the Federal Surplus Property Program include: cities, counties, state agencies, political subdivisions, public & private schools, colleges, universities, museums, libraries, medical institutions, child care centers, drug abuse treatment centers, public airports, educational radio stations, utility providers and other conservation agencies, select veterans service organizations (per the For Vets Act of 2013), Service Educational Activities (such as the Boys & Girl Scouts, YMCA, Red Cross, JROTC), and providers of assistance to the homeless, impoverished, or elderly. For a detailed list of eligible organizations, please visit: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/105055
The program is not funded by the legislature, but is totally supported by the revenues generated from handling fees. This means that the cost of maintaining the staff and facilities are passed on to the program participants in the form of the handling fee. Handling fees will vary according to condition of the item and demand, but are usually significantly lower than the cost of comparable items on the open market. The difference in value is considered a "donation" from the federal government; hence, participants in the program are referred to as "donees." Property received through this program are subject to federal handling and use restrictions including the requirement that the recipient organization keep and use the property for a certain amount of time (usually 12-18 months) before disposing of it.
FSP is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
For questions about the Texas Federal Surplus Property Program, call Abianna Daugherty at 512-463-2688 or E-mail Texas Federal Surplus Property.
Click here for more information on our program, including examples of property that has been donated to organizations in Texas.