Hogan Administration Announces $8.3 Million in Federal Surplus Delivered to Marylanders in Need in 1st Half of 2019

News Release, Maryland Department of General Services

Department of General Services & the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives Works with Federal Program to Secure Surplus Resources

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Hogan administration today announced that in the first half of 2019, 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, and the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives secured and delivered more than $8.3 million in federal surplus property to Marylanders in need, public schools, non-profit organizations, municipal agencies, federally certified 8(a) firms, and local communities.

“Our administration has been a strong leader in our work with the federal surplus property program by proactively finding opportunities to bring food, school supplies, computers, and other resources directly into Maryland communities that are in need of assistance,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “We will continue to explore ways to help our citizens through this successful and unique partnership.” 

“Our department is committed to building an active network that connects Maryland citizens and non-profits in a beneficial way to government services and programs,” said DGS Secretary Ellington E. Churchill, Jr. “By being proactive and actively connecting with our federal partners, DGS is able to bring valuable resources directly to Maryland communities and businesses.”

“I am proud we have the interagency efficiency, readiness, and capacity to manage emergencies Marylanders face,” said Executive Director Steven J. McAdams of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives. “Under Governor Hogan’s leadership, collaboration and coordination across federal and state agencies is truly helping to change Maryland for the better.”

The following is a list of the federal surplus property that was secured by the Hogan Administration during the first half of 2019 from federal agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the General Services Administration (GSA), and then delivered throughout the state between April and July of this year:

  • Baltimore City Public Schools:
    • Coppin Academy High School (55 Dell desktop computers)
    • Dickeyville Elementary/Middle School (55 Dell desktop computers)
    • Thomas Jefferson Elementary Middle (55 Dell desktop computers)
  • Federal Property Transfers that included office furniture, Meals Ready-to-Eat (MREs), Dasani Bottled Water, and other surplus property were delivered to the following nonprofit organizations, federally certified 8(a) businesses, universities, and local agencies, including volunteer fire and police departments, during the second quarter of 2018:   
    • Anne Arundel County Food Bank (three truckloads of MREs and 16,000 liters of Dasani Bottled Water)
    • Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department of Baltimore County (four miscellaneous vessels)
    • A Wider Circle (various pieces of furniture) 
    • Baltimore American Indian Center & Heritage Museum (various pieces of furniture)
    • Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services (various pieces of furniture)
    • Dorchester County Department of Health (11 sharps kits)
    • Frederick Rescue Mission (16,000 liters of Dasani bottled water)
    • Home Based Medical, Inc. (Ford 150 pick-up truck)
    • Hope for All (various pieces of furniture) 
    • Maryland State Board of Elections (various pieces of furniture)
    • Monument Enterprises, LLC (fork-lift)
    • Org of Hope/Bridging Hope (various pieces of furniture)
    • The Marching Elite Foundation (two drums) 
    • Western Maryland Food Bank (truckload of MREs and 16,000 liters of Dasani bottled water)
    • Women Empowered to Achieve the Impossible Inc. (two Dell laptops, printer, rotary chair)

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