Humanitarian Aid

What is the Denton Program?


U.S. Agency for International Development

Dear Donor:

The Denton Program allows DOD to provide space available transportation of humanitarian cargo at little or no cost to the donor provided the donor demonstrates, inter alia, that there is a legitimate humanitarian need for the supplies by the people for whom they are intended, that the supplies will in fact be used for humanitarian purposes, and that the beneficiaries are capable of using the donated commodities safely.

The Denton Program utilizes U.S. Military transportation exclusively. The Program program was originally created to utilize the space available on DOD cargo aircraft for supplies going to Central America. Although the Program expanded to include most areas of the world, the likelihood of obtaining transportation decreases as the distance increases. Shipment is also less likely for very large items (such as vehicles) or for shipments to places not close to U.S. Military bases serviced by regular flights. Denton Program applicants seeking to ship motor vehicles must complete additional application forms and prepare for a longer approval process.

Transportation under the Denton Program will not be approved for religious material, political material, or cargo which will be distributed to individuals, groups or organizations engaged in military or paramilitary activity.

A full description of the Denton Program requirements, its operational procedures, and an application form are enclosed. Please read the guidelines carefully before submitting an application.

If you have any question, please call the Denton Program Office at A.I.D. telephone (202-712-5482), Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. E.S.T.


Geoffrey G. Slagle

Denton Program Director

Office of Private and Voluntary Cooperation

Bureau for Humanitarian Response


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