News & Announcements
Unlike base closures where specific property can be reused to develop and generate new businesses and jobs, OEA’s support for communities impacted by factory closures and laid off employees focuses on developing adjustment and implementation strategies.
Communities can and do survive BRAC.
The Naval Support Activity Panama City, Florida partnered with Bay County officials on a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) to ensure that the city can plan for growth without interfering with Navy operations and training.
The Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) is crucial for many communities with neighboring military installations, because it helps identify and address community development issues that could impact the missions of military bases. Malstrom Air Force Base officials speak to the significance of the JLUS for their installation’s successful operations, as well as the surrounding Cascade County community’s desire for compatible land use planning and continued economic growth. \
The military is an integral part of communities across California – economically and culturally. Because military installations and Californian communities often overlap, compatibility is among the most important consideration for land use and growth planning.
The presence of a military installation in any community presents land use and growth planning considerations on both sides. Leaders of Naval Base Ventura County and the State of California successfully navigated the need to plan responsible community growth and support the needs of the military installation to sustain the military operations.
If you receive and manage Federal grant funds, to include grants from the Office of Economic Adjustment, you should become familiar with the new Federal grant guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and published in the December 26, 2013 Federal Register as the “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit requirements for Federal Awards,” more commonly known as the “Super Circular” (link below). This final rule streamlines eight Federal regulations pertaining to grants into a single, comprehensive policy guide and has implications for all recipients of Federal grants and cooperative agreements.
Tuesday, 7 January 2014
On January 7, 2014, the Department of Defense announced the latest school construction grants from the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) of $16,250,000 to Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the new Wherry Elementary School on Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico; and $16,096,000 to Geary County Unified School District 475, Junction City, Kansas, for the Fort Riley Elementary School at Fort Riley, Kansas.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
On November 20, 2013, the Department of Defense announced the latest school construction grant of $13,201,995 from the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) to the Tooele County School District, Tooele, Utah, for the new Dugway High School on Dugway Proving Ground, Utah.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
On December 11, 2012, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced its latest transportation grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) – an $18.3 million grant to the Maryland Department of Transportation, State Highway Administration (SHA) for the Maryland Route 185 (Connecticut Avenue) and Jones Bridge Road/Kensington Parkway intersection project for improved access to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda.