Growth Management Planning Assistance


To assist local governments or States on behalf of local governments to undertake community economic adjustment planning activities in response to the establishment or expansion of a Department of Defense (DoD) military installation. This activity is directed toward impacts resulting from the opening or expansion of a military installation, and the additional civilian public facilities and services that may be required to support the increased military presence.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 10/17/2007 (Proogram authorization has expired.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants.
Program Accomplishments
No program activity in recent years.
10 U.S.C. 2391.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Local governments, States on behalf of local governments, or regional organizations composed of State or local governments may be eligible if the criteria below are met and the installation to which they are responding is located within any of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or Guam. An applicant may be eligible for DoD funding if: (a) the proposed or actual establishment or expansion of (i) a local military installation involves the assignment of more than 2,000 military, civilian, and DoD contractor personnel to a new or expanded installation or (ii) the assignment of more military, civilian, and contractor DoD personnel that is equal to 10 percent of employment in counties or independent municipalities within 15 miles of the installation, whichever is lesser; (b) the new or expanded installation will result in a direct and significantly adverse consequence on the affected community; and (c) other community impact or special impact assistance is not available.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Local governments, States on behalf of local governments, and regional organizations composed of State and local governments that represent the affected area.
Documentation that: (a) the Defense action has occurred or will occur; (b) it has imposed or is likely to impose a direct and significant adverse consequence; and (c) other impact assistance is not available.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
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 for the 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. Communities interested in obtaining DoD funding for community economic adjustment planning activities should contact DoD's Office of Economic Adjustment for pre-application assistance.
Application Procedure
The standard application forms required by 32 CFR Part 33 must be used for this program. Applications and supporting documentation should be submitted to the Director, Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense, 400 Army Navy Drive, Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22202-4704. Applicants are encouraged to use the web-based eGrants application option available on the OEA homepage at
Award Procedure
Applications are approved by the Director, Office of Economic Adjustment.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
To the extent practicable, complete applications for planning assistance are responded to within 7 business days from receipt. Complete applications for assistance to carry out community adjustment programs are responded to within 30 business days from receipt, to the extent practicable.
How are proposals selected?
Magnitude of impact, statutory compliance, immediacy of need, reasonableness of proposed work program and the proposed level of funding.
How may assistance be used?
DoD funding may be provided for community planning activities that may include, but are not limited to: staffing, operating and administrative costs; and general or specialized community economic adjustment studies.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Quarterly financial and progress reports are required.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations."
In accordance with 32 CFR Part 33.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula. A minimum of 10 percent of the project's total proposed funding is to be comprised of non-Federal sources.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
A grant period is typically one (1) year. Funds are disbursed quarterly or as required.
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
(Grants) FY 01 $0; FY 02 $0; and FY 03 estimate $0.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$100,000 - 300,000; $150,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
OMB Circular Nos. A-133, and A-87, and 32 CFR Parts 25, 28 and 33. Related publications are available on the OEA website at no charge.
Examples of Funded Projects
Funds were awarded to enable community and military officials to understand the issues generated by growth at the base and identify measures that could be taken to mitigate the adverse impacts.


Related Federal Grants

Federal Grants Resources