LEPP donates school furniture and equipment to PVOs for use in their development projects overseas.
Since its inception, LEPP has transferred over 500 million dollars’ worth of U.S. government surplus property.
The LEPP employs an innovative model of recovery and reuse to promote sustainability, improve lives and build local capacity in developing countries by providing Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs), USAID Missions and their partners’ access to U.S. Government excess property.
The Limited Excess Property Program (LEPP) was established through sections 607 and 608 of the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) as amended in 1961. LEPP allows non-profit organizations registered as Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs) with USAID to access government excess property through The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) Disposition Services’ excess property programs.
LEPP program partners leverage excess property to build the capacity and further the efficiency of local in-country organizations. These local partners range from community hospitals seeking medical equipment and supplies to technical training facilities and schools in need of computer equipment and school furniture. These items allow our partners to provide a higher quality of service to a larger community which facilitates a higher level of education and human resources development. An average of 30 million dollars’ worth of United States Government (USG) excess property is transferred annually.