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Limited Excess Property Program
USAID's Office of Innovation and Development Alliances, Division of Local Sustainability manages the Agency's Limited Excess Property Program (LEPP).
The LEPP program was set out under sections 607 and 608 of the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) and gives USAID special authority to give approved Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs) access to government excess property under the U.S. General Services Administration and the Defense Logistics Agency's Disposition Services' excess property programs. The LEPP PVO partners in turn use the property to build the capacity and the speed and efficiency of their local in-country partners. Some of these local partners are community hospitals and medical clinics who receive medical supplies and equipment enabling them to provide higher quality service to a larger group of people. Other PVO program partners work closely with in-country schools and technical training facilities providing computer equipment which enables a higher level of education and human resources development.
In order for organizations to participate in the program they must be registered with USAID and participate in a competitive application process.
The program provides an innovative and cost effective means to dispose of excess government property in a way that supports and furthers overall U. S. government development goals. Since the program's inception, it has transferred on average $15-$30 million of USG excess property annually.
Inquiries regarding this program can be sent to the LEPP inbox.