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Community Economic Adjustment Planning Assistance For Joint Land Use Studies

Program Descriptions

Program Number



Community Economic Adjustment Planning Assistance For Joint Land Use Studies


Federal Agency




Defense Authorization Act, 10 U.S.C. 2391.






To assist local and State governments in preparing and adopting a planning study to mitigate or prevent incompatible community development 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.


Types of Assistance

Project Grants.


Uses and Use Restrictions

DoD funding may be provided to develop and recommend civilian measures that need to be taken to prevent public or private development that either presently or in the future will likely impair the operations of a military installation. Funding may also be made available to carry out the recommendations of a study.


Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Local governments, States on behalf of local governments, or regional organizations composed of State or local governments may be eligible if the criteria below are met and the installation they are responding to is located within any of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or Guam. An applicant may be eligible for DoD funding if: (a) the Secretary of Defense determines that encroachment of the civilian community on a military installation is likely to impair the continued operational utility of the military installation; (b) the installation has been nominated for a study by the appropriate Military Department; and (c) the affected jurisdictions desire to work with the Military Department to address civilian encroachment through local land use planning.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Local governments, States on behalf of local governments, and regional organizations composed of State and local governments that represent the affected area.


Documentation in the form of locally-adopted resolutions or similar actions that indicate the affected government(s) will cooperate and participate in the development and implementation of the Joint Land Use Study. Also required is evidence that the proposed planning process and implementation of study recommendations will prevent further encroachment on the military installation.


Application 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 assistance.

Application Procedure

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

Award Procedure

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



Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

To the extent practicable, complete applications for planning assistance are responded to within seven business days from receipt.





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


Quarterly financial and progress reports are required.


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


In accordance with 32 CFR 33.


Financial Information

Account Identification



FY 07 est $1,200,000; and FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$45,000 - $90,000; $70,000.


Program Accomplishments

Communities developed joint land use studies and implemented recommendations that helped limit encroachment and avoid inappropriate development near military bases.


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.

Web Site Address

E-mail address: Website:


Related Programs

12.600, Community Economic Adjustment.


Examples of Funded Projects

Funds were provided to develop Joint Land Use Studies that helped communities plan for compatible use near military bases.


Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Seriousness of the problem, immediacy of need, benefits to DoD and the participating government(s), and reasonableness of proposed work program and level of funding, and likelihood that the recommendations will be implemented.


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