Community Economic Adjustment


Agency - Department of Defense

The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States through five major areas: peacekeeping and war-fighting efforts, Homeland Security, evacuation and humanitarian causes.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Regional Director, Western Region Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense, 1325 J Street, Suite 1500, Sacramento, CA 95814, Telephone: (916) 557-7365.
Website Address

http://www.oea.gov



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Technical and financial assistance to States and local governments to assess the impact of a Defense action, operate and maintain a community-based organization to represent an impacted area and its workers, businesses, and communities; prepare cost effective strategies and action plans for sustainable economic recovery, conduct research, and/or carry out a community adjustment and economic diversification program.

Eligibility Requirements

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, special purpose units of a State or local government, and tribal nations are eligible for this assistance if there is: a proposed or actual establishment, realignment, or closure of a military installation cancellation or termination of a Department of Defense contract or failure to proceed with an approved weapon system program; a publicly announced planned major reduction in Department of Defense spending that would directly and adversely affect a community; encroachment of a civilian community on a military installation; closure or significantly reduced operations of a defense facility as the result of the merger, acquisition, or consolidation of the defense contractor operating the defense facility.

In the case of the establishment or expansion of a military installation, assistance may be made only if community impact assistance is not otherwise available and threshold requirements are met as cited in 10 U.S.C.

2391 (b)(2)(1)(B).

Beneficiary Eligibility

States and communities, including workers, businesses and other community interests that are affected by a qualifying Department of Defense action.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants will be required to provide documentation consistent with the authority under which the assistance is being sought. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

The applicant may be notified of funding availability in person, through letter, electronic mail, or a Federal Funding Opportunity Announcement (FFO).

The applicant will be advised on how to apply for the funding through this notification.

The Office of Economic Adjustment will work closely with the affected State and/or community to craft a responsive program of technical assistance and, where eligible, project grants.

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 Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 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 Procedures

Applications are approved by the Director, Office of Economic Adjustment.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Section 204 of Public Law 100-526, as amended; 10 U.S.C. 2391; Section 2905 of Public Law 101-510, as amended, Public Law 101-510, 10 U.S.C 2391.

Range of Approval/Disapproval 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. The Office of Economic Adjustment will inform an applicant of approval for assistance to carry out a community adjustment program within thirty business days of the receipt of a final, completed application. 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.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Matching requirements may apply to this program. A minimum of ten percent of the project"s total proposed funding is to be comprised of non-Federal sources. In the case of a realignment or announced mission expansion resulting in local growth, a minimum of twenty-five percent of the project"s total proposed funding is to be comprised of non-Federal sources.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Length of assistance will be determined on the basis of particular community economic adjustment. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are disbursed as required.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are required.

The frequency of the reports will be identified in the "Terms and Conditions" of the award.

Cash reports are required.

The frequency of the reports will be identified in the "Terms and Conditions" of the award.

Progress reports are required.

The frequency of the reports will be identified in the "Terms and Conditions" of the award.

Expenditure reports are required.

The frequency of the reports will be identified in the "Terms and Conditions" of the award.

Performance monitoring may be required.

The frequency of the reports will be identified in the "Terms and Conditions" of the award.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Standard Federal audit requirements apply, as appropriate to the type of recipient.

Records

Standard Federal recordkeeping requirements apply, as appropriate to the type of recipient.

Financial Information

Account Identification

97-0100-0-7-051.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 11 $0; FY 12 est $0; and FY 13 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The Awardee, and any subawardee 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 33 of title 32, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments;" Part 225 of title 2, CFR, "Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments;" 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."

Information Contacts

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, Telephone: (916) 557-7365.

Headquarters Office

Patrick J. O"Brien 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 520, Arlington, Virginia 22202-3711 Email: oeafeedback@wso.whs.mil Phone: 703-697-2130 Fax: 703-607-0170

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable. Awards are based on eligibility and availability of funds.



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