Economic Adjustment Assistance for State Governments

To provide technical and financial assistance to a State, or an entity of State government, to enhance its capacities to assist communities, businesses, and workers affected by Defense program activity to plan and carry out community adjustment and economic diversification activities; support local adjustment
and diversification efforts; and stimulate cooperation between statewide and local adjustment and diversification efforts.
Related Programs12.600 Community Economic Adjustment ; 12.604 Community Economic Adjustment; 12.607 Community Economic Adjustment Assistance for Establishment, Expansion, Realignment, or Closure of a Military Installation; 12.610 Community Economic Adjustment Planning Assistance for Joint Land Use Studies; 12.611 Community Economic Adjustment Planning Assistance for Reductions in Defense Industry Employment; 12.614 Community Economic Adjustment Diversification Planning; 12.615 Research and Technical AssistanceExamples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: State governments used program financial assistance for: defense industry supply chain mapping, export training for defense-oriented manufacturing firms, and business process reengineering services.

Several states also provided support and technical assistance to existing small and medium-size defense-oriented businesses seeking to diversify their customer base.

Two states sought to augment existing workforce development programs by more narrowly targeting support to defense-sector workers and their unique workforce development needs.

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.

Western Region Director, 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
Kentucky, Commonwealth Of $ 1,508,326   2018-01-012019-06-30
Office Of The Governor $ 586,000   2017-01-012019-05-30
Planning And Research, Governor's Office Of $ 1,500,000   2017-09-012018-10-31
Empire State Development Corporation $ 1,499,990   2017-05-012018-10-30
Department Of Commerce $ 1,760,390   2017-04-012018-09-30
Massachusetts Development Finance Agency $ 750,000   2017-07-012018-06-30
University Of Utah, The $ 2,727,990   2017-01-012018-06-30
North Carolina State University $ 1,994,942   2017-01-012018-06-30
Veterans Affairs, Virginia Department Of $ 491,363   2017-07-012018-06-30
Community And Economic Development, Pennsylvania Department Of $ 1,700,000   2017-04-302018-04-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2015: The program supported organizing and planning diversification initiatives, including supply chain analysis and technical assistance to small and medium size Defense businesses, in 11 additional States. Fiscal Year 2016: The program provided financial and technical assistance to nine (9) states impacted by defense industry reductions and ongoing support to another eleven (11) states. The program enalbled those jurisdictions to: organize themselves to speak with one voice on behalf of affected workers, businesses, and communities; plan strategies to ease and/or offset local economic impacts; and carry out strategies through public-private ventures, with support from other Federal agencies as necessary. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Enhance State capacities to assist communities, businesses, and workers adversely affected by: 1. the proposed or actual establishment, realignment, or closure of a military installation; 2. the cancellation or termination of a Department of Defense contract or the failure to proceed with an approved major weapon system program; 3. a publicly announced planned major reduction in Department of Defense; 4. the encroachment of a civilian community on a military installation; or 5. the closure or the significantly reduced operations of a defense facility as the result of a merger, acquisition, or consolidation of the defense contractor operating the defense facility.

Planning activities to support, respond to, and prepare for local adjustment and diversification initiatives.

Stimulate cooperation between statewide and local adjustment and diversification efforts.

Provide planning assistance to understand Defense worker, business, and community linkages and dependencies across regions.

Funds provided under this program shall 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 loss of jobs in the LMA from which the relocation occurs.

Funds shall not be used to directly or indirectly inform and/or influence deliberations in Defense-related restructuring plans, or under Public Law 101-510, as amended, or subsequent Base Closure and Realignment laws, of the Department of Defense (including any of its components).

In considering military installations for closure or realignment, the Secretary of Defense may not take into account for any purpose any advance planning undertaken by an affected community with respect to the anticipated closure or realignment of a military installation.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States, entities of States, Indian Tribal Governments, the District of Columbia, U.S.

Territories and possessions.

Applicants are to contact the Office of Economic Adjustment and a Project Manager will be assigned to work with the applicant to determine eligibility.

Beneficiary Eligibility

States, Indian Tribal Governments, and communities, including workers, businesses, and other community interests affected by Defense budget reductions, base closures/realignments, and/or civilian encroachment that is likely to impair the continued operational utility of a military installation.

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 may be notified of funding availability in person, through letter, electronic mail, or a Federal Funding Opportunity Announcement (FFO), and on 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 of the basis of an approved final application.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

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 for assistance 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. Matching Requirements: A minimum of ten percent of the project's total proposed funding is to be comprised of non-Federal sources. 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 an award.

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

97-0100-1-7-051.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 15 Not Available; FY 16 est $43,242,528; and FY 17 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$1,000,000 ? $7,200,000, $1,900,000.

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. Western Region Director, 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

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



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