Denton Program

To put the empty space on U.S.

Military transport to good use by providing humanitarian relief transportation for nongovernmental organizations or private citizens, at little or no cost to them.



Agency - Agency for International Development

The Agency for International Development is an independent Federal government agency that provides economic and humanitarian assistance in more than 100 countries to ensure a better future for us all.

Website Address

http://www.usaid.gov




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Denton Program is a commodity transportation program that is jointly administered by the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of State (DOS), and the Department of Defense (DOD).

The program provides the authority for DOD to use any extra space on U. S. military cargo aircraft to transport donated goods for humanitarian relief.

The minimum and maximum weight allowance for Denton shipments is 2,000 lbs.

and 100,000 lbs., respectively.

Time and or temperature sensitive cargo, perishable food stuff, pharmaceutical samples, passengers, livestock, hazardous material, and vehicles requiring a special driver are ineligible commodities under the Denton program.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must be an U.S.

based private voluntary organization (PVOs), non-governmental organization (NGOs) or small organization.

Beneficiary Eligibility

PVOs, NGOs and International Organizations (IOs) in eligible countries.

Credentials/Documentation

Evidence that the goods are in usable condition; the consignee in country is legitimate and has the capacity to receive and distribute goods; and the goods are packaged properly and in compliance with U.S. military procedures. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. All prospective donors are encouraged to apply online for U.S. military space available transportation under the Denton program. Information on the guidelines and the application can be accessed at www.dentonfunded.ida.org. The procedures are specified in the application. These include the applicant name, address, contact information; consignee name, address, contact information; the description of beneficiaries, impact areas, distribution plan; the detailed list of items; the cargo weight, volume and U.S. warehouse location; and the duty-free certification.

Award Procedures

Not applicable.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

U.S. Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. The Denton Program requires the coordination of USAID, DOS, and DOD throughout the approval process. Applications take from 6-8 weeks to be approved and an additional three months or more (depending upon availability) to receive Department of Defense space-available transport. Neither approval nor transportation is guaranteed.

Appeals

Other - Not Specified.

Renewals

Donors may submit only one application per country at a time. They cannot reapply to a country until the prior transportation request has been completed.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Since the Denton program is a space available program, it is impossible to predict when transportation will be provided; therefore, no guarantees can be made regarding completion of a donated humanitarian goods shipment. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

Not applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-2278-0-1-151.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Ricardo Willis 301 4th Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20547 Email: rwillis@usaid.gov Phone: 202-567-4688

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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