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Customs and Border Protection to accept donation proposals on a year-round basis
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced four new proposals from the Anzalduas Bridge Board; Cameron County, Texas; the City of Donna, Texas; and the City of Laredo, Texas have been selected to engage in further planning and development activities as part of the Donations Acceptance Program. The Donations Acceptance Program enables CBP and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to explore, foster, and facilitate partnerships for port of entry infrastructure and technology improvements.
The Anzalduas Bridge Board seeks to construct and donate northbound empty commercial inspection facilities and related infrastructure and technologies at the McAllen Anzalduas Land Port of Entry. Cameron County, Texas seeks to construct and donate two to four northbound non-commercial inspection lanes and related infrastructure and technologies at the Veterans International Bridge Land Port of Entry. The City of Donna, Texas seeks to construct and donate northbound commercial inspection facilities and related infrastructure and technologies at the Donna Rio-Bravo Land Port of Entry. The City of Laredo, Texas seeks to construct and donate FAST lane relocation improvements at the World Trade Bridge Land Port of Entry.
CBP also announced that it will now accept and evaluate Donations Acceptance Program proposals, regardless of dollar value, on a year-round basis. Proposals may be submitted via email to [email protected] By expanding its proposal submission window, the Donations Acceptance Program aims to better accommodate and expedite viable proposals that previously could only be submitted once a year. Prospective partners and interested parties may submit questions regarding the Donations Acceptance Program via email at [email protected]
Pursuant to Section 482 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended by Section 2 of the Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act of 2016 (Section 482), CBP and GSA may accept donations of real property, personal property, money, and non-personal services from public and private sector entities. Accepted donations may be used for port of entry construction, alterations, operations, and maintenance activities.