Community Investment


To provide assistance authorized by statute.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; C - Direct Payments For Specified Use; L - Dissemination of Technical Information
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Section 8127 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Public Law 115-141) appropriated an additional $235M to construct, renovate, repair, or expand elementary and secondary public schools on military installations.
Section 8128 of the Defense Appropriations Act, 2019 appropriated an additional $270M to construct, renovate, repair, or expand elementary and secondary public schools on military installations.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applicant eligibility for this program may be directed or restricted by statute and Department of Defense policy. 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. Unsolicited applications will not be accepted.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Beneficiaries under this program may be directed or restricted by statute and/or Department of Defense policy.
Applicants will be required to provide documentation consistent with the authority under which the assistance is being sought.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is 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. An applicant is notified of funding availability through letter, electronic mail, or a Federal Funding Opportunity Notice (FFO), and how to apply for the funding through this notification. Funding may be subject to the National Environmental Policy Act, and an environmental impact assessment and/or an environmental impact statement may be required.
Application Procedure
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. Additional requirements may be provided in a Federal Funding Opportunity Notice. 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.
Award Procedure
Applications are reviewed by Office of Economic Adjustment staff, and 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.
Not applicable.
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 within thirty business days of the receipt of a final, completed application for 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.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Uses and restrictions may be directed by statute and/or Department policy. For example, uses may include, or be restricted to, construction, planning, technical assistance or other forms of financial assistance, and program restrictions may include matching share requirements or limit eligibility to certain types of applicants.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Performance monitoring may also be required, and the frequency of the monitoring will be identified in the "Terms and Conditions" of the award.
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
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. Matching requirements may apply to this program.

This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. Additional Information: This program may 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. Funds are disbursed as required.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Regional or Local Office: Regional Director, Western Region Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense, 1325 J Street, Suite 1500, Sacramento, CA 95814, Phone: (916) 557-7365.
Headquarters Office
Karen E. Bass-McFadden
2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 520
Arlington, VA 22202-3711 US
Phone: (703) 697-2161
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 18$21,738,047.00; FY 19 est $53,770,314.00; FY 20 est $10,000,000.00; FY 17 Estimate Not Available FY 15 est $58,000,000.00; FY 16 est $126,658,173.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Average: $20,260,000
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 Part 200, "Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards 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 2015 A project was funded to renovate and expand an elementary school in California to serve the student population in kindergarten through sixth grade.
Fiscal Year 2016 Based on appropriations received to date, grants continue to be awarded for replacement, renovation, or expansion for public school facilities on military installations assessed to display the most serious condition and capacity issues among all public schools on military installations. Final design for improvements to a wastewater treatment plant; repair of a sewer main and interceptor line; and installation of groundwater monitoring stations construction awards were funded to the Territory of Guam, where the Navy is constructing a new Marine Corps installation.
Fiscal Year 2018 Two examples of Community Investment projects are summarized below and include construction of a public school on a military installation and a road project to improve accessibility to a military hospital for wounded warriors and veterans. For the first project, OEA grants enabled a Local Education Agency to correct critical capacity and facility condition concerns by constructing a new 77,114-square-foot elementary school. The new school better serves the education needs of 571 students, of which 536 are Defense-connected children thus yielding better retention and quality of life for service and family members. The second project consists of several road construction sub-projects, where the Grantee is leveraging OEA grants to improve a network of five inter-connected roadways and intersections to mitigate transportation challenges associated with a major military medical center increasing the workforce to 11,600 personnel. The Grantee is also designing and constructing a pedestrian tunnel under the busy and dangerous road that will create more direct access between an adjacent metro station and the medical. These improvements will alleviate congestion and improve the safety of nearly 1 million visitors (i.e., soldiers, wounded warriors, family members, retirees, staff, and local citizens) each year.


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