Are you looking to donate to a non-profit organization in the US Virgin Islands? If so, there are certain regulations and processes you should be aware of. In this article, we'll discuss the rules and procedures for donating excess federal personal property located within a state, including foreign excess personal property returned to a state for management as surplus property. We'll also cover the donation of leftover assets that were originally derived from or through the Red Cross, and how public airports can receive excess property through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).The General Services Administration (GSA) has the authority to set the necessary regulations and execute the surplus personal property donation program. This part covers the donation of excess federal personal property located within a state, including foreign excess personal property returned to a state for management as surplus property.
For the purposes of this part, the term State includes any of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, the U. S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The GSA can donate leftover assets that were originally derived from or through the Red Cross to the United States National Red Cross. Holding agencies may also directly donate to public bodies excess assets that they would otherwise abandon or destroy.
These assets include agricultural products, foods and cotton or wool products determined from time to time by the Secretary of Agriculture as products that require special management with respect to the support or stabilization of prices. The GSA can also donate ships of 1500 gross tons or more that the Maritime Administration determines are merchant ships or that they can be converted for commercial use. Federal Government Records may also be donated, as well as assets that require reimbursement at the time of transfer (such as abandoned property or other unclaimed property that is in premises owned or leased by the Government).Excess personal property will be available for donation one day after its release date. The selection period must be completed without transferring it to a federal agency or other eligible recipient, and the GSA must determine that the property has a surplus. The State Agency for Surplus Property (SASP) manages most donations to eligible grantees in their states in accordance with this part. Public airports are an exception and are only considered grantees when they choose to receive excess property through a SASP, but not when they choose to receive excess property through the Federal Aviation Administration.
A public agency (as defined in Appendix C of this part) that uses excess personal property to carry out or promote one or more public purposes may also receive donations. When donating excess personal property, you must comply with this part if you are a holding agency or a beneficiary of federal excess personal property approved by the GSA for your gift. The process by which GSA identifies SASP to receive the excess property is known as Assignment. Evaluation is another important process which involves physically inspecting the property or reviewing property lists or reports to determine if it can be used or needed for donation purposes. Standard Form (SF) 123, Surplus Personal Property Transfer Order is used to request and document the transfer of federal excess personal property for donation purposes. A restriction period is also set during which time donated property must remain in use for its intended purpose.
Service educational activities (SEAs) may also be donated if they are designated by the Secretary of Defense as being of special interest to the armed forces. Donating to non-profit organizations in US Virgin Islands requires special considerations and processes. By understanding these regulations and processes, you can ensure your donations are properly managed and used for their intended purpose.