Denton Humanitarian Assistance Program
The Denton Program is a Department of Defense (DOD) transportation program that moves humanitarian cargo, donated by U.S. based Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to developing nations to ease human suffering. The approved cargo is transported by DOD land, air or sea assets on a space-available basis. The program is authorized by statute (10 U.S. Code 402) and is managed by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) and DOD.
The Denton Program is authorized by U.S. Statute (10 U.S.C. 402). The actual transportation portion of this program is contractually managed by USTRANSCOM utilizing a contractor operating out of Joint Base Charleston, SC.
To get relief supplies moved, the donor's first step is to fill out an on-line application with USAID. That application can be found at: HA Transportation
Denton cargo eligibility requirements:
- A legitimate need for the supplies by the people for whom they are intended
- Supplies must be used for humanitarian purposes and consistent with U.S. foreign policy
- The beneficiaries are capable of using the donated commodities safely
- It must be in usable condition
- A minimum of 2,000 pounds and a maximum of 100,000 pounds are permitted for individual Denton cargo movements
The Denton Program is not:
For religious or political material, troop donations, crisis response, soccer balls & toys, expired food or expired medical supplies.