A model for the acquisition of surplus government real property and conversion for educational use



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The purpose of this study was to establish a model for the conversion of government surplus real property for educational use. The model includes the procedures to follow in applying for government surplus property, acquiring it, and developing it into useful facilities for education and training. Agencies and departments of the Federal government are continually disposing of surplus property, which may be acquired through the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949. The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare has the authority to convey surplus real property for health and educational use at public benefit discount to nonprofit institutions such as public educational entities. More than $1.4 billion worth of government facilities, most military, have been transferred to over 2,500 health and educational institutions for their use. This study served as a model for San Antonio Community College District in its efforts to acquire property at East Kelly Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The model was designed so that it would be useable by other educational institutions following the same process for development. [...]