Limited Excess Property Program

  • LEPP donates school furniture and equipment to PVOs for use in their development projects overseas.

  • Medical equipment and supplies, donated through LEPP, are being utilized in rural hospitals in Guatemala.

PLEASE NOTE: As of September 2017, we are working diligently to introduce Do-No-Harm and Environmental Compliance principles to LEPP. Our next call for applications will be announced soon after. Please stay tuned as more application documents and guidelines will be posted here soon.

The Limited Excess Property Program provides Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs) access to federal surplus property to support their humanitarian and development projects abroad. Federal surplus property is made available through the General Services Administration (GSA) and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Disposition Services' excess property programs. LEPP utilizes an innovative model of recovery and reuse to support a variety of development projects that promote sustainability in developing countries. 


Since its inception in 1987, USAID’s Limited Excess Property Program has leveraged more than half a billion dollars’ worth of federal surplus property. This property builds and strengthens the capacity of PVOs and their international partners in over thirty countries. LEPP partners have used federal surplus equipment and supplies to outfit hospitals, clinics, group homes, infant feeding centers, vocational facilities and schools. In doing so, partners have augmented the impact of their development projects in the communities they serve. Furthermore, USAID Missions have utilized property acquired through LEPP for disaster response, capacity development, and to support local programs.


During Fiscal Year 2015, the Limited Excess Property Program transferred over 29 million dollars’ worth of new and refurbished federal surplus property to underdeveloped countries to assist USAID with meeting their public diplomacy objectives. Our PVOs strategically acquired property based on need and availability through hundreds of GSA and DLA property holding locations which has tremendously aided their humanitarian efforts abroad. Although the humanitarian aid and development projects vary greatly in size, the impact of the surplus property is still significant. For example, Mobile Dental Units were provided to support a local health program in Belize, as a result, a community dentist is able to see over 100 patients per week in the field. Additionally, a hospital in a rural area of Guatemala received radiant warmers, cribs, ventilators, and medical consumables which has contributed to saving the lives of hundreds of malnourished infants. 

LEPP property totals for FY 2015: $29,716,799. Asia =$6,717,104, Europe=$1,260,162, Africa=$410,920, LAC=$21,328,612=29,716,799


There are several steps that an organization must take in order to participate in the Limited Excess Property Program:

Submit an application by the Participation Request deadline.

Technical Evaluation Committee reviews and makes a final decision on each application.

PVO receives approval/denial.

Approved PVOs sign official Transfer Agreement with the USAID’s Office of Local Sustainability (LS). Participate in LEPP's 607 Determination Training via webinar. Program Participation is contingent upon obtaining an approved 607 Determination from the country in which you plan to transfer surplus property.  Attend mandatory in-person training in Washington D.C.                                                                          

For more information on program participation and the 607 Determination Process, please review the attached LEPP Overview located under Resources and Userful Links or you may email the LEPP team at


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