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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

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CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE

16.578:  Federal Surplus Property Transfer Program

Objectives:  To transfer or convey to State and local governments and territories, at no cost, surplus real and related personal property determined by the Attorney General to be required for correctional facility or law enforcement use for programs or projects for the care or rehabilitation of criminal offenders, as approved by the Attorney General. Law enforcement knowledge, skills, and abilities will be enhanced to address law enforcement needs within the jurisdiction.

PROGRAM AND AWARD FINANCIAL AND INFORMATION CONTACTS
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS INFORMATION CONTACTS
RELATED PROGRAMS ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS


16.578 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:  States, DC, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marina Islands, or any political subdivision or instrumentality thereof.

Beneficiary Eligibility:  State, local and territorial governments, that care for or rehabilitate criminal offenders.

Credentials/Documentation:  None.

16.578 APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination:  Notify the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the General Services Administration by letter of interest in property. This program requires coverage under E. O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." The applicant will consult with the office designated as the Single Point of Contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance.

Application Procedure:  Submit completed application kit which includes completion of an environmental impact statement. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular Nos. A-102 and A-110.

Award Procedure:  Quit claim deed issued by the General Services Administration. Bureau of Justice Assistance makes no award but merely recommends to GSA, regarding the suitability of the program as it pertains to corrections or law enforcement.

Deadlines:  None.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:  None.

Appeals:  None.

Renewals:  None.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals:  (1) Applicant must be a governmental entity; (2) Applicant must use property for viable program for the care and/or rehabilitation of criminal offenders; (3) The General Services Administration determines that a correctional purpose is the highest and best use for the applied for property.

Examples of Funded Projects:  Not applicable.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  Not applicable.

16.578 RELATED PROGRAMS:

None.

16.578 PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Twenty-seven properties have been conveyed to State and/or to local government entities for correctional purposes and 7 have been conveyed for law enforcement purposes. A total of 37 determinations by the Assistant Attorney General have been made.

16.578 FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO:

Federal Agency:  OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS, BUREAU OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Type of Assistance:  Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods.

Obligations:  (Salaries and expenses) FY 99 $57,000; FY 00 est $58,000; and FY 01 est $58,000.

Budget Account Number:  15-0401-0-1-754.

Authorization:  Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, Chapter VII; Surplus Federal Property Amendments of 1984, Public Law 98-473, 98 Stat. 1837; Justice Appropriations Act of 1998, Public Law 105-119, 97 Stat. 2440.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature:  None.

16.578 INFO CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:  None.

Headquarters Office:  Richard Sutton, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, 810 Seventh Street, NW., 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20531. Phone: (202) 616-3214. Use the same number for FTS.

(See Appendix IV for more contact info.)

16.578 ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:  This program has no matching requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:  None.

Uses and Use Restrictions:  Assistance is strictly for correctional and law enforcement purposes only.

16.578 POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:  None.

Audits:  None.

Records:  None.

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