Community Investment


To help alleviate serious community economic impacts that result from changes in Department of Defense (DoD) activities; e.g., closing or opening of a military base, expansions, contract changes, defense industry cutbacks, and personnel reductions or increases.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Provision of Specialized; Advisory Services and Counseling.
Program Accomplishments
In helping impacted communities meet an immediate need for new jobs, the program has facilitated the organization of community leaders for the development and pursuit of long-term economic objectives (e.g., local economic diversification and job growth); developed strategies and adjustment initiatives; and coordinated Federal assistance provided to communities affected by cutbacks. This assistance has also been utilized to help alleviate the effects of increases in military personnel at selected locations. Expanded public facilities required to accommodate military installation growth were made available through Federal, State, and local resources.
10 USC 2391.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Entities listed below may be eligible if responding to: (a) proposed or actual establishment, realignment, or closure of a military installation, cancellation or termination of a DoD contract or failure to proceed with an approved major weapon system program; (b) publicly announced planned major reduction in DoD spending; or, (c) closure or significantly reduced operations of a defense facility as a result of the merger, acquisition, or consolidation of the defense contractor operating the defense facility. Local governments, States on behalf of local governments, or regional organizations composed of State or local governments may be eligible if the above criteria are met; and the installation, the case of the proposed or actual establishment, closure or realignment they are responding to is located within any of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or Guam.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Local governments, States on behalf of local governments, and regional organizations composed of State and local governments that represent the affected area.
Documented evidence of significant economic impact resulting from Defense program changes.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.12372.
Application Procedure
Submission by letter addressed to the Director, Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense, 400 Army Navy Drive, Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22202-4704, or request may be submitted via the e-mail address ( The request should contain a narrative detailing the extent of Defense impact and type of assistance requested.
Award Procedure
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
A brief review period is usually required.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Technical expertise to assist local and State governments to assess the impact of a Defense action, evaluate specific needs, identify opportunities for community recovery, recognize resource requirements of possible financial assistance, and prepare strategies and action plans. Resources of other Federal agencies are utilized to augment State, local, and private-sector resources to develop and implement adjustment strategies.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Length of assistance will be determined on basis of particular community economic adjustment needs. Assistance will commence as soon as possible after receipt of an acceptable request.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Regional Director, Western Region Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense, 1325 J Street, Suite 1500, Sacramento, CA 95814, Telephone: (916) 557-7365.
Headquarters Office
Director, Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense, 400 Army Navy Drive, Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22202-4704. Telephone: (703) 604-6020.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
Not separately identifiable.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Publications on defense community economic adjustment are available on the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) website at no charge.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.