Limited Excess Property Program (LEPP) Annual Report

Background

Under Section 607 of the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) of 1961, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has special authority to provide approved Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs) access to the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) Disposition Services excess property programs.

The Limited Excess Property Program (LEPP) was established in 1987 by USAID as an innovative and cost-effective strategy to transfer millions of dollars’ worth of the U.S. Government (USG) surplus property to PVOs and USAID Missions to supplement their development and humanitarian projects overseas.

LEPP provides access to federal surplus property on behalf of the American people to communities in developing nations. Furthermore, the program promotes sustainable and locally-driven development through productive partnerships with host-governments and local institutions.

Over the last 31 years, LEPP has leveraged more than half a billion dollar’s worth of federal surplus property to help build and strengthen the local capacity in over 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Currently, 23 PVOs participate in the LEPP, alongside 31 USAID Missions and three U.S. Embassies.

Date 
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:30pm

Last updated: June 24, 2019