Economic Adjustment Assistance for State Governments

 

To provide technical and financial assistance to a State, or an entity of State government, to enhance its capacities to assist communities, businesses, and workers affected by Defense program activity to plan and carry out community adjustment and economic diversification activities; support local adjustment and diversification efforts; and stimulate cooperation between statewide and local adjustment and diversification efforts.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
12.617
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Authorization
10 U.S.C. 2391.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
States, entities of States, Indian Tribal Governments, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories and possessions. Applicants are to contact the Office of Economic Adjustment and a Project Manager will be assigned to work with the applicant to determine eligibility.
Beneficiary Eligibility
States, Indian Tribal Governments, and communities, including workers, businesses, and other community interests affected by Defense budget reductions, base closures/realignments, and/or civilian encroachment that is likely to impair the continued operational utility of a military installation.
Credentials/Documentation
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 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. An applicant may be notified of funding availability in person, through letter, electronic mail, or a Federal Funding Opportunity Announcement (FFO), and on how to apply for the funding through this notification.
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. 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. 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 of the basis of an approved final application.
Deadlines
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 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.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable. Awards are based on eligibility and availability of funds.
How may assistance be used?
Enhance State capacities to assist communities, businesses, and workers adversely affected by: 1. the proposed or actual establishment, realignment, or closure of a military installation; 2. the cancellation or termination of a Department of Defense contract or the failure to proceed with an approved major weapon system program; 3. a publicly announced planned major reduction in Department of Defense; 4. the encroachment of a civilian community on a military installation; or 5. the closure or the significantly reduced operations of a defense facility as the result of a merger, acquisition, or consolidation of the defense contractor operating the defense facility. Planning activities to support, respond to, and prepare for local adjustment and diversification initiatives. Stimulate cooperation between statewide and local adjustment and diversification efforts. Provide planning assistance to understand Defense worker, business, and community linkages and dependencies across regions.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Performance monitoring is also required, and the frequency of monitoring will be identified in the "Terms and Conditions" of an award.
Auditing
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.
Records
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. A minimum of ten percent of the project's total proposed funding is to be comprised of non-Federal sources.

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. Funds are disbursed quarterly or as required.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Western Region Director, 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
karen.e.bass-mcfadden.civ@mail.mil
Phone: (703) 697-2161
Website Address
http://www.oea.gov/grants
Financial Information
Account Identification
97-0100-1-7-051
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 18$20,406,865.00; FY 19 est $15,127,205.00; FY 20 est $17,500,000.00; FY 17 Estimate Not Available FY 16 est $43,242,528.00; FY 15 est $38,953,711.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$1,000,000 - $7,200,000, $1,900,000
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;" 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 States and local governments intend to use financial assistance for defense industry supply chain mapping, export training for defense-oriented manufacturing firms, and business process reengineering services. Also intend to support States in providing technical assistance to existing small and medium-size defense-oriented businesses seeking to diversify their customer base.
Fiscal Year 2016 State governments used program financial assistance for: defense industry supply chain mapping, export training for defense-oriented manufacturing firms, and business process reengineering services. Several states also provided support and technical assistance to existing small and medium-size defense-oriented businesses seeking to diversify their customer base. Two states sought to augment existing workforce development programs by more narrowly targeting support to defense-sector workers and their unique workforce development needs.
Fiscal Year 2018 Previously funded projects include an effort to identify and map defense manufacturers with a state in order to provide targeted business services to them (e.g. ISO certification, business process re-engineering, etc.). Projects by state universities to conduct defense technology research and commercialization programs designed to move defense technologies to market faster. A project by a state university to train and expand the regional defense manufacturing workforce in technologies used to produce composite materials in order to support an increased demand for these skills at a local Air Force base. A project by a state economic development agency to train small- and mid-sized defense manufacturers in cybersecurity compliance requirements under the NIST 800-171 standard so that these companies would remain eligible to receive Department of Defense contracts.