Research and Technical Assistance

 

To make awards to, or conclude cooperative agreements with States or local governments, or any nongovernmental or other private entity, to conduct research, and provide technical assistance related to community economic adjustment needs and assistance under 10 U.S.C. Section 2391(c), or Executive Order 12788, as amended. Awards provided under this notice support the Office of Economic Adjustment as well as the Defense Economic Adjustment Program (DEAP) by: (1) developing and analyzing information for program and policy considerations; and, (2) undertaking special research.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
12.615
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
Eligible respondents include any governmental or private entity. A "private entity" is defined for purposes of this listing as any entity that is non-governmental.
Beneficiary Eligibility
States and communities, including workers, businesses, and other community interests that may be affected by Department of Defense activity.
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 is notified of funding availability through letter, electronic mail communication, or a Federal Funding Opportunity Notice (FFO), and 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 on the basis of an approved final application.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
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 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?
OEA considers each of the following equally-balanced factors as a basis for inviting formal award applications: Overall conformance with proposal requirements; Overall responsiveness of the proposal to support the Office of Economic Adjustment and Defense Economic Adjustment Program; Overall expertise, experience, qualifications and ability of investigators; Overall reasonableness of budgeted expenditures.
How may assistance be used?
Topics and areas of specific interest to OEA may be identified in a Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) issued under this program. Proposals outside of a FFO, or beyond the identified topics and areas of interest in a FFO, may also be considered. Activities under this program must relate to assisting state and local governments to plan and/or carry out community adjustments and economic diversification required by: the proposed or actual establishment, realignment, or closure of a military installation; the cancellation or termination of a Department of Defense contract or the failure to proceed with an approved major weapon system program; a publicly announced planned major reduction in Department of Defense spending that would adversely affect a community; the encroachment on a military installation; or, the closure or the significantly reduced operations of a defense facility as the result of the merger, acquisition, or consolidation of the defense contractor operating the facility. Funding may not be used for direct hard- or soft-construction activities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Performance monitoring is also required, and the frequency of the monitoring will be identified in the "Terms and Conditions" of the 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 requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

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
Regional Director, Western Regional 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
97-0100-0-7-051
Obligations
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 18$40,340.00; FY 19 est $803,470.00; FY 20 est $425,000.00; FY 17 Estimate Not Available FY 15$609,556.00; FY 16 est $954,493.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$400,000-550,000; $477,247
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 The projects will develop, validate, and implement a set of economic indicators that reflect the unique characteristics of up to 80 Defense- impacted communities. The data will include an array of housing, industrial, and business, and human capital indicators that will be adapted and refined to fit local conditions and adjusted periodically to allow real-time monthly monitoring and assessment in each community. The projects will produce customized research briefs to inform regional decision making and develop two reports on defense spending by state for fiscal years 2013 and 2014. The projects will develop, test, and carry out quantitative and qualitative methodologies to help Defense Industry Adjustment Grantees more effectively capture the full effect of their projects. Draft case studies and reports, and present at conferences and events to share research findings. The project developed, tested, and carried out quantitative and qualitative methodologies to help Defense Industry Adjustment Grantees more effectively capture the full effect of their projects. The awardee drafted case studies and reports, and presented at conferences and events to share research findings.
Fiscal Year 2016 One project will develop, validate, and implement a set of economic indicators that reflect the unique characteristics of up to 80 Defense-impacted communities. The data will include an array of housing, industrial, and business, and human capital indicators that will be adapted and refined to fit local conditions and adjusted periodically to allow real-time monthly monitoring and assessment in each community. The project will produce customized research briefs to inform regional decision making and develop one report on defense spending by state for fiscal year 2015.
Fiscal Year 2018 The cooperative agreement employed a combination of descriptive analysis, qualitative research and the exploration of rigorous evidence-based approaches. All with the purposes of (1) better understanding the impact of the Defense Industry Resilience program has made on the states and regions that have received funding; (2) assessing how impacts differed between program recipients given the various uses of funds and stated program objectives; and (3) having more information to guide new and existing grantees in implementing their projects. Research findings primarily helped grantees adjust their projects to achieve better outcomes and report the full effect of their projects and secondarily informed the design of OEA’s program of financial and technical assistance.