Hogan Administration Announces $3.5 Million in Federal Surplus Delivered to Marylanders in Need in 1st Quarter 2018
Department of General Services Works with Federal Program to Secure Surplus Resources
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Hogan administration today announced that in the first quarter of 2018, the Maryland Department of General Services (DGS), which is the agency of record in the State of Maryland for the Federal Surplus Personal Property Donation Program, secured and delivered more than $3.5 million in federal surplus property to Marylanders in need, public schools, non-profit organizations, municipal agencies, federally certified 8(a) firms, and local communities.
“The Department of General Services’ work with the federal surplus property program is a great opportunity to get food, school supplies, computers, heavy equipment and other resources directly into Maryland communities that are in need of assistance,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Our administration will continue to explore options to leverage resources through this successful and unique partnership.”
“DGS is committed to connecting Maryland citizens to useful government services and programs,” said DGS Secretary Ellington E. Churchill, Jr. “Through the Federal Surplus Program, DGS is able to bring valuable resources directly to Maryland communities and businesses.”
The following is a list of the federal surplus property that was secured by the Hogan Administration during the first quarter of 2018 from federal agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the General Services Administration (GSA), and then delivered throughout the state between January and March of this year:
- Baltimore City Public Schools and Community Center
- Yorkwood Elementary (20 chairs, 35 laptop computers/bags, six pallets of paper)
- Matthew Henson Elementary School (eight pallets of paper)
- North Bend Elementary/Middle School (six pallets of paper, 10 tables, 20 chairs)
- Langston Hughes Community & Business Center (40 tables, 50 computers)
- Edmondson-Westside High School (six pallets of paper)
- Violetville Elementary School (22 pallets of paper)
- Federal Property Transfers that included office furniture, heavy equipment, lawn mowers, and other surplus property were delivered to the following nonprofit organizations, federally certified 8a businesses, universities and local agencies, including volunteer fire and police departments, during the first quarter of 2018:
- AvDyne AeroServices, LLC
- Bowie Police Department
- Glen Echo Volunteer Fire Department
- Hagerstown Aviation Museum
- Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department
- Notre Dame of Maryland University
- KEN Consulting, Inc. (Federally Certified 8(a) company based in Maryland)
- More than 800 computers and equipment, including CPUs, keyboards and laptops, were secured through the Federal Surplus Property Program and are being distributed to schools and non-profit organizations that service needy communities in Maryland.
- Office furniture and other supplies were secured for usage by state agencies. This acquisition through the Federal Surplus Property Program saved the state tens of thousands of dollars in furniture replacement cost.
- Statewide Donation and Distribution of FEMA Surplus Meal Kits:
- Nineteen truckloads of meal kits (500,000 meals) were picked up from FEMA Warehouses in Greenville, N.C. and Birmingham, Ala. and delivered to Maryland food banks and nonprofits that service needy and impoverished children and families from February 21 – March 29, 2018.
About DGS: The Department of General Services is responsible for essential services and programs administered on behalf of the state, including procuring goods and services; designing, building, leasing, managing and maintaining facilities; leading energy conservation efforts; and providing essential services such as fuel management, disposition of surplus property and records management. The Department of General Services Maryland Capitol Police maintains safety and security at state buildings.