Community Economic Adjustment Assistance for Establishment or Expansion of a Military Installation
Assist States and local governments to: plan and carry out local adjustments in local public services and facilities, workforce training programs, and other community economic development activities in response to the proposed or actual expansion, establishment, or growth of a military installation by the Department of Defense (DoD).
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; Z - Salaries and Expenses
Title 10 of U.S. Code (USC) Section 2391(b)(1)-(2)., 10 U.S.C. 2391(b)(1)-(2).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicants for this assistance are to contact the Office of Economic Adjustment and a Project Manager will be assigned to work with the applicant to determine eligibility for assistance under this program. U.S. States and Territories, counties, municipalities, other political subdivisions of a State, special purpose units of a State or local government, and tribal nations are eligible for this assistance if: 1) community impact assistance is not otherwise available; 2) the expansion, establishment, or growth involves the assignment to the installation of (i) more than 2,000 military, civilian, and contractor Department of Defense personnel, or (ii) more military, civilian, and contractor DoD personnel than the number equal to ten percent of the number of persons employed in counties or municipalities within fifteen miles of the installation, whichever is lesser; and, 3) The Secretary, through the Office of Economic Adjustment, determines the action is likely to have a direct and significant adverse consequence on the affected community. Where multiple jurisdictions may be affected, one program of assistance will be available and the affected jurisdictions will need to combine their efforts into one responsive program.
States, Territories and communities, including workers, businesses and other community interests that are affected by Department of Defense installation establishment or expansion actions.
Applicants must document: (1) an expansion, establishment, or growth of a military installation has occurred or will occur; and (2) any known or anticipated local impacts from the action on the beneficiary. The assigned Office of Economic Adjustment Project Manager will work with the Applicant to identify other necessary information. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. The applicant may be notified of funding availability in person, through letter, electronic mail, or a Federal Funding Opportunity Announcement (FFO). The applicant will be advised on how to apply for the funding through this notification. The Office of Economic Adjustment will work closely with the affected State and/or community to craft a responsive program of technical assistance and, where eligible and necessary, issue project grants. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. An application (SF 424, budget, program or project narrative and assurances) must be submitted that outlines the proposed project and expenditure of funds. Applicants will be invited to submit their applications and supporting documentation electronically to the Director, Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense. In instances where, for whatever reason, an electronic application cannot be submitted, provisions may be made to accept a paper application addressed to: Director, Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 520, Arlington, VA 22202-3711.
Applications are reviewed by Office of Economic Adjustment staff. The Office of Economic Adjustment may consult with other Federal agencies as necessary in consideration of an application. Any issues or concerns noted in the application may be negotiated with the applicant prior to the application being accepted as final by the Office of Economic Adjustment. Awards by the Director, Office of Economic Adjustment, will be made on the basis of an approved final application.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 1 to 15 days. Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095): To the extent practicable, the Office of Economic Adjustment will inform an applicant of approval within seven business days of the receipt of a final, completed application for planning assistance. The Office of Economic Adjustment will promptly inform an applicant of the rejection of any application once its due diligence has been completed.
How are proposals selected?
Applicants must document: (1) an expansion, establishment, or growth of a military installation has occurred or will occur; and (2) any known or anticipated local impacts from the action on the beneficiary. Awards are based on eligibility and availability of funds.
How may assistance be used?
Plan and carry out local economic adjustment programs, including, but not limited to: economic impact analyses; business/financial plans; infrastructure assessments and feasibility studies; organizational staffing, operating, and administrative expenses; economic development capacity-building; architecture and engineering activities; land use plans; public outreach; and other activities necessary for a community to capably respond to a wide range of impacts from the Defense growth on local schools, housing and central business districts, health care systems, public infrastructure, etc. Assistance may not be used to negate or contravene DoD activities in carrying out an expansion, establishment, realignment, closure, or disposal of a military installation.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance monitoring may be required. The frequency of the monitoring reports will be identified in the "Terms and Conditions" of the award.
Program, cash, progress, and expenditure reports are required. Performance monitoring may be required. The frequency of the reports and performance monitoring will be identified in the "Terms and Conditions" of the award.
Grant records shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the day the recipient submits its final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. Grant records include financial and program/progress reports, support documents, statistical records, and other documents that support the activity and/or expenditure of the recipient or sub-recipient under the award.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching is voluntary. 10%. The match is typically 10% of the total project cost; however, for the Territory of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Island, their match requirement is waived since they are Insular Areas.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Length of assistance may extend across more than one period and will be determined on the basis of project need and requirements. Project periods should not exceed one year; however, OEA will consider longer project periods if justified. Funds are disbursed as required.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Western Region Director, Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense, 1325 J Street, Suite 1500, Sacramento, CA 95814. Phone: (916) 557-7365.
Karen E. Bass-McFadden
2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 520
Arlington, VA 22202-3711 US
(Salaries and Expenses) FY 18$2,252,916.00; FY 19 est $2,738,887.00; FY 20 est $2,000,000.00; FY 17$0.00; FY 16$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The range of assistance is projected to be from $300,000 to $1 million.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The Recipient, and any sub-recipient or consultant/contractor, operating under the terms of a grant or cooperative agreement shall comply with all Federal, State, and local laws including the following, where applicable: Part 1103 of title 2, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Interim Grants and Cooperative Agreements Implementation of Guidance in 2 CFR 200, "Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards;" Part 28 of title 32, CFR, "New Restrictions on Lobbying;" Part 1125 of title 2, CFR, "Department of Defense Non-procurement Debarment and Suspension," Subpart B, "Requirements for Recipients Other Than Individuals," of Part 26 of title 32, CFR, "Government-wide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Financial Assistance);" and Part 25 of title 2, CFR, "Universal Identifier and Central Contractor Registration."
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2018
OEA grants assist State and local governments with planning for economic adjustment and identifying development requirements resulting from growth of a military installation. For example, a borough requested an OEA grant to develop a Regional Growth Management Plan (Plan) (GMP) to better serve an Air Force Base which is planned to grow with the bed down of two F-35A squadrons assigned to the installation (48 primary and 6 backup aircraft totaling $4.59B). The F-35s will bring with them an additional 2,765 military and civilian personnel (DoD, family members, and contractors) by Fiscal Year 2020. The Plan help will guide the investment and provision of necessary off-base public services, facilities and infrastructure to support the expanded mission and growth at the Air Force Base. Additionally, as a result of new military operations and impacts to a Commonwealth, a Strategic Inter-Model Transportation Study is required to update and integrate Master Plans for the Commonwealth's three airports and three ports to be able to support the new mission.