Overview and Eligibility


The OGS Federal Surplus Property Program is responsible for the administration and distribution of donated federal surplus property (excluding real estate) to eligible organizations, including:

  • State or municipal government agencies;
  • Tribal nations;
  • Tax-exempt non-profit health and educational organizations;
  • Educational radio and television stations; and
  • Museums and public libraries. 

The acquisition and use of federal surplus property saves OGS customers millions of dollars each year. Recipients are only obligated to pay an administrative fee to OGS for the transfer of the property. 

In addition to saving taxpayers millions of dollars each year Federal Surplus can help participants get equipment during FEMA federally declared disasters.  Items on GSAXcess may be released almost immediately for program participants located in a disaster area.  Furthermore, program fees may be waived to help participants and their communities get back on their feet.

Organizations must register with OGS and be approved as an eligible organization in order to acquire federal surplus property. Use the eligibility applications below. 

State & Local Governments

Application for eligibility for state agencies, municipalities, and tribal nations. 

Fire Departments

Application for eligibility for fire departments. 

Non-Profit Educational Organizations

Application for eligibility by tax-exempt, non-profit health and educational organizations. 

Veteran Owned Small Businesses

Veteran Owned Small Businesses interested in enrolling in the OGS Federal Surplus Program, please join our mailing list by emailing [email protected]. We will provide you additional information as it becomes available.

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Harriman State Office Campus

Building 18

1220 Washington Ave. 

Albany, NY 12226

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