Community Economic Adjustment Assistance for Establishment, Expansion, Realignment, or Closure of a Military Installation
Assist States and local governments to: plan and carry out adjustment strategies; engage the private sector in order to plan and undertake community economic development and base redevelopment; and, partner with the Military Departments in response to the proposed or actual expansion, establishment, realignment or closure of a military installation by the Department of Defense (DoD).
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Defense
Office: Office of Economic Adjustment
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Fiscal Year 2014: The current focus of this program is support to communities affected by base closures and reductions. Projects funded in response to mission growth are completed or are nearing completion. Accomplishments include completion of BRAC property conveyance from the Military services and the subsequent job creation and facility reuse.
Grants were provided to 16 communities adversely impacted by base closures or realignments. Grant funds were used to support organizational costs including staff ,and operational costs and contractual funds that enabled community ; planning efforts including redevelopment plans and business plans for facility reuse; and contractual support including infrastructure assessment, environmental consulting services, and economic development and marketing strategies. Fiscal Year 2015: Accomplishments include negotiated quickclaim deeds, transferring army BRAC property to local redevelopment authority, developed power purchase agreements with local utilities, and established revolving loan funds for economic development projects. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
10 U.S.C. 2391; Section 204 of Public Law 100-526, “Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1988,” as amended; and Section 2905 of Public Law 101-510, “Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990,” as amended.
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. States, 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 there is a proposed or actual realignment or closure of a military installation that is likely to have a direct and significant adverse consequence on the affected community. In the case of the establishment or expansion of a military installation, assistance may be made only if community impact assistance is not otherwise available and if the establishment or expansion involves the assignment to the installation of: (1) more than 2,000 military, civilian, and contractor Department of Defense personnel or (2) 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. 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 and communities, including workers, businesses, and other community interests that are affected by Department of Defense base closures and realignments.
Applicants will be required to provide documentation consistent with the authority under which the assistance is being sought. Applicants must document: (1) an establishment, expansion, realignment, or closure 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?
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. 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. 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 office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
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, and thirty business days of the receipt of a final, completed application for other types of assistance to carry out community adjustments or economic diversification programs. 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?
Not applicable. 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: base redevelopment and business/financial plans; infrastructure assessments and feasibility studies; organizational staffing, operating, and administrative expenses; redevelopment and economic development capacity-building; architecture and engineering activities; land use plans; specialized environmental and legal services; public outreach; and, other activities necessary for a community to capably respond to a wide range of adverse impacts of Defense actions on local economies, schools, housing markets and central business districts, 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?
Program reports are required. Cash reports are required. Progress reports are required. Expenditure reports are required. The frequency of the reports will be identified in the "Terms and Conditions" of the award. Performance monitoring may be required. The frequency of the monitoring will be identified in the "Terms and Conditions" of the award.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Standard Federal audit requirements apply, as appropriate to the type of recipient. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency, submitted through the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, not later than 9 months after the end of the Grantee’s fiscal year.
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 subrecipient under the award.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: A minimum of ten percent of the project's total proposed funding is to be comprised of non-Federal sources.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
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. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: 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.
Director, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 520, Arlington, Virginia 22202-3711 Email: oea.ncr.OEA.firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (703) 697-2130 Fax: (703) 607-0170
(Project Grants) FY 14 $14,907,021; FY 15 est $11,300,000; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$60,000 - $1,612,367; $528,915.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The Recipient, and any subrecipient 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 Nonprocurement Debarment and Suspension,” Subpart B, “Requirements for Recipients Other Than Individuals,” of Part 26 of title 32, CFR, “Governmentwide 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 2014: Provided grant funds to a major base closure community to support staff salaries and benefits, other related administrative expenses, contractual assistance to prepare and implement their base redevelopment plan. Fiscal Year 2015: Provided grant funds to a major BRAC 2005 base closure community to support staff salaries and benefits, other related administrative expenses, contractual assistance including infrastructure assessment, environmental consulting services, and economic development and marketing strategies to implement their base redevelopment plan. To support community through conveyance or property and the start of local redevelopment. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available