Community Economic Adjustment Planning Assistance for Reductions in Defense Industry Employment

Assistance for States and communities to prepare and carry out community adjustment and economic diversification activites in response to reductions in defense industry employment resulting from: a publicly announced planned major reduction in Department of Defense (DoD) spending; the closure or significantly
reduced operations of a defense facility as the result of the merger, acquistion, or consolidation of the defense contractor operating the defense facility; the cancellation or termination of a DoD contract; or the failure to proceed with an approved major weapon system program.

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 - Regional Director, Western Region Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense, 1325 J Street, Suite 1500, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Telephone: (916) 557-7365.


Program Accomplishments

In past years communities received economic adjustment planning grant assistance for defense industry impacts that resulted in a variety of diversification and job creation initiatives.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance is structured through an assigned Project Manager working with an affected State and/or local government, and may be used to plan and carry out local economic adjustment programs, including, but not limited to; assessment of local economic strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats; staffing, operating and administrative costs for an organization to represent the affected community; review of local Defense prime and sub contracting activity; outreach to local small businesses, workers, and other community interests; and, facility evaluations.

Funds provided under this program may not be used to directly identify or assist a business, including a business expansion, in the relocation of a plant, facility, or operation from one Labor Market Area (LMA) to another if the relocation is likely to result in the los of jobs in the LMA from wich the relocation occurs.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants for this assistance are to contact the Office of Econimic Adjustment to have a Project Manager assigned who, in turn, will work with the applicant to determine eligibility for assistance under this program.

States, cities, counties, 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 publicly announced planned major reduction in Department of Defense (DoD) spending; the 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; the cancellation or termination of a DoD contract; or the failure to proceed with an approved major weapon system program.

Beneficiary Eligibility

States and communities, including workers, businesses, and other community interests, that may be affected by Defense actions.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants must document; 1) the publicly announced Defense action that has occurred or will occur; and 2) the known or anticipated impacts on the applicant due to the closure, reduction, cancellation, termination, or failute to proceed.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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 guidance.

Application Procedures

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 http://www.oea.gov.

Award Procedures

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

Deadlines

None.

Authorization

10 U.S.C. 2391.

Range of Approval/Disapproval 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.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. A minimum of 25 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 year. Funds are disbursed quarterly or as required.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly financial and progress reports are required.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations."

Records

In accordance with 32 CFR 33.

Financial Information

Account Identification

97-0100-0-7-051.

Obigations

(Grants) FY 07 $2,000,000; FY 08 est $2,000,000; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$75,000 - $250,000; $200,000.

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.

Information Contacts

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.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Magnitude of impact, statutory compliance, immediacy of need, reasonableness of proposed work program and the proposed level of funding.



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