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Good Government Report: Surplus Property Program Win-Win for Communities

Good Government Report: Surplus Property Program Win-Win for Communities

FullSizeRenderFRANKFORT, KY –This week I toured the Kentucky Finance & Administration Cabinet’s surplus property facilities and found a program that is efficient, beneficial to the communities and self-sustaining. The state surplus property program disposes of excess federal and state surplus property by allowing cities, schools and non-profit organizations to buy gently used items at steep discounts.

Desks and furniture, equipment, vehicles, tools and even knives that have been confiscated by TSA at Kentucky’s airports are available for sale. Many of the items are refurbished and repaired as necessary before becoming available for sale to qualifying organizations and agencies.

In addition, items that are not generally needed by the state’s public agencies and governmental entities are available for sale to the public on ebay. Knives, glasses, tools and collectible items are available for sale on ebay at

FullSizeRender-2The Division of Surplus Property also administers auctions for state agencies, sealed bid sales, spot bid sales and direct transfer sales. It is estimated that the surplus property program has saved local municipalities and school districts over $2 million by reusing furniture and equipment. I urge our local community leaders and school districts to take advantage of this well-run, self-sustaining program provided by our state government. For more information, visit


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