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.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2015: 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 2017: No Current Data Available


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

http://www.oea.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Center For Regional Economic Competitiveness, The $ 624,932   2017-09-012018-08-31
Center For Regional Economic Competitiveness, The $ 497,421   2015-09-012016-08-31
Chmura Economics & Analytics Llc $ 1,492,135   2015-01-012015-09-30
University Of Illinois-$ 1,695   2011-10-012014-01-31
University Of Illinois $ 966,300   2011-10-012013-09-30
National Academy Of Public Administration-$ 32,004   2007-09-012011-12-31
University Of Illinois $ 629,041   2009-05-012011-09-30
National Governors Association Center For Best Practices-$ 45,440   2007-02-012010-09-30
University Of Illinois $ 743,050   2009-05-012010-08-31
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Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2015: FY15 Program Accomplishments: One cooperative agreement was awarded in this fiscal year to assess and evaluate the design and effect of OEA?s Defense Industry Adjustment program and the assistance that OEA Grantees provide to affected communities, workers and businesses. Research findings will primarily help current Grantees adjust their projects to achieve better outcomes and secondarily inform the design of OEA's program of financial and technical assistance. Fiscal Year 2016: Two cooperative agreements are anticipated in this fiscal year. One will continue the research effort that began in FY14 to provide timely economic indicators to defense impacted communities. The second is a continuation of a research project begun in FY15 to assess and evaluate the design and effect of OEA?s Defense Industry Adjustment program and the assistance that OEA Grantees provide to affected communities, workers and businesses. Research findings and events have helped current Grantees adjust their projects to achieve better outcomes and tell their stories. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

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.

Eligibility Requirements

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. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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.

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

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 Procedures

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 office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

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 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.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

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. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are disbursed quarterly or as required.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are required.

Cash reports are required.

Progress reports are required.

Expenditure reports are required.

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

Performance monitoring is also required, and the frequency of the monitoring will be identified in the 'Terms and Conditions' of the award.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. 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.

Financial Information

Account Identification

97-0100-0-7-051.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 15 $609,556; FY 16 est $954,493; and FY 17 Estimate Not Available

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.?

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. 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

Director, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 520, Arlington, Virginia 22202-3711 Email: oea.ncr.OEA.mbx.feedback@mail.mil Phone: (703) 697-2130 Fax: (703) 607-0170

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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.


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