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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Section 482 Donation Acceptance Authority Proposal Evaluation Procedures and Criteria Framework

Document Posting Date: 
August 22, 2017

On December 16, 2016, section 2 of the Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act of 2016, P.L. 114-279, amended title IV of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to, among other things, add a new section 482, which jointly authorized CBP and GSA to accept real property, personal property, monetary, and non-personal services donations from private sector and government entities (Section 482). Donations accepted under Section 482 may be used for port of entry construction, alteration, operation, or maintenance purposes, including land acquisition, design and the deployment of equipment and technologies. Section 482 supplanted section 559 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, P.L. 113-76 (Section 559); however, it did not affect any agreement entered into, or any proposal accepted for consideration, under Section 559 on or before December 15, 2016.

Subparagraph (c)(3) of Section 482 requires that CBP, in consultation with GSA, establish criteria for evaluating donation proposals and make such criteria available to the public. CBP and GSA have coordinated closely since enactment to meet these requirements. This document is the culmination of CBP and GSA’s coordinated efforts and will serve as the framework for receiving, evaluating, approving, planning, developing, and formally accepting donations proposed under Section 482.

Last modified: 
August 22, 2017