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 Local Defense Community Cooperation 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
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
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.
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. 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 Local Defense Community Cooperation, 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 Local Defense Community Cooperation, Department of Defense, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 520, Arlington, VA 22202-3711
Award Procedure
Applications are reviewed by Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation staff. The Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation 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 Local Defense Community Cooperation. Awards by the Director, Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation, will be made on the basis of an approved final application.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
To the extent practicable, the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation 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 Local Defense Community Cooperation 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?
The Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation 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 Local Defense Community Cooperation 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 the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation 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?
Performance Reports: Performance monitoring is also 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 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
Department of Defense, Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation, Western Regional Office Director, 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
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 22$0.00; FY 23 est $0.00; FY 24 est $0.00; FY 21$0.00; FY 20$0.00; FY 19$2,303,470.00; FY 18$40,340.00; 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
Not applicable.