Community Economic Adjustment Assistance for Compatible Use and Joint Land Use Studies

 

Assist State and local governments to mitigate or prevent incompatible civilian land use/activity that is likely to impair the continued operational utility of a Department of Defense (DoD) military installation. Grantees and participating governments are expected to adopt and implement the study recommendations.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
12.610
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Defense
Office: Office of Economic Adjustment
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: The program funded 18 new Joint Land Use Studies and 11 Joint Land Use Studies were completed. Fiscal Year 2015: The program is expected to fund 24 new Joint Land Use Studies and 8 Joint Land Use Studies were completed. More than 72 planning studies are underway across the country, providing assistance throughout 32 States and more than 72 local communities. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Authorization
10 U.S.C. 2391.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
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, and special purpose units of a State or local government are eligible for this assistance if the Director, Office of Economic Adjustment determines that the encroachment of the civilian community is likely to impair the continued operational utility of the military installation.
Beneficiary Eligibility
States and communities, including local property owners, as well as the local military installation.
Credentials/Documentation
Applicants will be required to provide documentation consistent with the authority under which the assistance is being sought. Applicants must document their intent to work with the Military Department, Federal, State, and local officials, residents, businesses, and landowners to cooperatively participate in the development and implementation of a strategic plan and specific implementation measures to ensure civilian growth and development are compatible with the continued operational utility of the military installation. Applicants also must show evidence that the proposed planning process and implementation measures will prevent further encroachment on the military installation. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
When in receipt of a Military Department nomination, the Office of Economic Adjustment Director will notify the Installation Commander that an Office of Economic Adjustment Project Manager will schedule a visit to provide a program overview and confirm the Installation Commander’s support to engage the affected local governments and/or State in a Joint Land Use Study. The Project Manager also will validate encroachment of the civilian community that is likely to impair the continued operational utility of the military installation. After confirming installation support for the Joint Land Use Study and validating civilian encroachment, the Project Manager then will proceed to engage the affected local governments and/or State to confirm their interest and support to undertake the study and carry out the study recommendations. Once support from the Installation Commander and affected local governments and/or State is confirmed, the Project Manager will work with the local governments and/or State to craft an effective and responsive program of assistance to ensure civilian growth and development are compatible with the continued operational utility of the military installation.

The Office of Economic Adjustment also may provide community planning assistance to help prevent the siting of energy projects from adversely affecting Department of Defense test, training, and military operations. The Office of Economic Adjustment will consider on a continuing basis, subject to available appropriations, proposals for grant assistance to support communities, regions, and states to assist in the siting of energy project investments so they do not impair the continued operational utility of a Department of Defense installation. Commercial development of energy projects may affect unique military activities and readiness, especially when located near installations, ranges, or on lands beneath designated military training routes or special use airspace. State and local governments can support effective collaboration, early engagement and dialog between the Department of Defense and energy developers to ensure proposed energy projects may proceed without compromising the military missions. A proposal must respond to the need to ensure proposed energy projects may proceed without compromising Department of Defense test, training, and military operations, to include radar interference from wind turbines; low-level flight obstructions associated with tall structures such as solar power towers and wind turbine projects; electromagnetic interference from high voltage electrical transmission lines; and glint and glare impacts to flight operations associated with solar photovoltaic arrays or power tower projects near military airfields. Details on how to apply can be found in the April 3, 2015, Federal Register Notice.

The Office of Economic Adjustment Project Manager will provide necessary information to assist the State or local government to prepare and submit an application for financial assistance under 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.
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. Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Director, Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense. 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 on 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 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.
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?
Respond to encroachment of the civilian community that is likely to impair the continued operational utility of the military installation through a Compatible Use or Joint Land Use Study. The State and/or local government partners with the military installation to plan and carry out strategies promoting compatible civilian development adjacent to installations, ranges, and military flight corridors. The study includes a strategic plan with specific implementation actions to ensure civilian growth and development are compatible with vital training, testing, and other military missions.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Program reports are required. Cash reports are required. Progress reports are required. Expenditure reports are required. The frequency of these reports will be identified in the "Terms and Conditions" of the award. Performance monitoring may be required. The frequency of monitoring will be identified in the "Terms and Conditions" of the award.
Auditing
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.
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
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 may occur over a 12 to 24 month period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are disbursed quarterly or as required.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. 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
Director, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 520, Arlington, Virginia 22202-3711 Email: oea.ncr.OEA.mbx.feedback@mail.mil Phone: (703) 697-2130 Fax: (703) 607-0170
Website Address
http://www.oea.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
97-0100-0-7-051.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 14 $2,773,931; FY 15 est $6,194,913; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$50,000 - $750,000; $250,000.
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 25 of title 32, CFR, OMB Circular A-133;“ Audits of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations;” 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 financial assistance to state and local governments to work with the military, federal, state, and local officials, residents, businesses, and landowners to complete a strategic plan and support specific actions to ensure civilian growth and development are compatible with continued military operations at the installation, and related ranges, special use airspace, military training routes, and military operations areas. Actions supporting compatible civilian development included establishment of military overlay districts with specific land use and zoning requirements, comprehensive plan updates, unified development ordinances, amendments to capital improvement plans, measures to support compatible alternative energy development, transfer of development rights, identifying priorities for land acquisitions or easements, agriculture preservation, building code sound attenuation measures, communication and coordination strategies, and local development review procedures to ensure input from the military. Fiscal Year 2015: Provided financial assistance to state and local governments to work with the military, federal, state, and local officials, residents, businesses, and landowners to complete a strategic plan or focused planning study to support specific actions to ensure civilian growth
and development are compatible with continued military operations at the installation, and related ranges, special use airspace, military training routes, and military operations areas. Some state and local governments leveraged the Joint Land Use Study planning process to identify a framework for cities, counties, and the state to facilitate early submission of renewable energy project proposals to the local installation and the Department of Defense Siting Clearinghouse for military mission compatibility review. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available