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DoD Awards $62 Million in Grants to California, Virginia Schools

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

On July 16, 2014, the Department of Defense announced the latest school design and construction grants from the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) of $34,131,479 to San Diego Unified School District, for renovation and expansion of Doris Miller and Joy Bright Hancock Elementary Schools at Naval Base San, Diego, California; $23,798,603 to Fairfax County Public Schools, for renovation and expansion of Fort Belvoir Elementary School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia; and $4,669,872 to Fallbrook Union Elementary School District for design of new Mary Fay Pendleton and San Onofre Elementary/Middle Schools…

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DOD Approves Community Economic Adjustment Grant for Allen County, Ohio

Tuesday, June 24, 2014, Release No: NR-336-14

The Department of Defense announced today a $219,680 grant from its Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) to Allen County, Ohio to provide economic adjustment assistance in response to layoffs from reduced defense procurement at the joint systems manufacturing center in Shawnee Township.

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Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO): Community Economic Adjustment Assistance for Reductions in Defense Industry Employment

Federal Funding Opportunity Notice Federal Register – May 20,2014

This notice announces a federal funding opportunity (FFO) to obtain funding from the DoD OEA for community planning assistance and economic diversification in response to reductions or cancellations in Department of Defense (DoD) spending.

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New Guidance for Federal Grant Awards

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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.

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Economic Indicators (Research and Technical Assistance) Applicant Selected

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Office of Economic Adjustment has selected Chmura Economic and Analytics, LLC (Chmura) to enter into a cooperative agreement in response to the notice published on July 15, 2013 in the Federal Register.  A summary of Chmura's scope of work is listed below.

Scope of Work

The goal of the Economic Indicators (Research and Technical Assistance) project is to provide information to the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) customer base on:

  1. Adjusted monthly and quarterly economic data for approximately 80 communities with defense impacts
  2. Support a national baseline for predetermined economic indicators.

This information was and will continue to be developed with and for the affected communities and posted on www.defensecommunitydata.com to further assist OEA’s community, state, and other customers in the coordination and delivery of adjustment assistance.

Starting in February 2013, Chmura will carry forward the process of delivering and updating economic indicators that exist on the current site managed by the University of Illinois - Chicago, www.defensecommunitydata.com.  There will be a seamless continuation of regional data for the 27 Defense-impacted communities listed in the Federal Register notice dated July 15, 2013. Similar regional data will be available for up to 53 additional Defense-impacted communities to be determined by OEA.  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 monitoring and assessment in each community. The combination of locally specific information with indicators collected in common across the base communities will illustrate the degree of potential vulnerability and resilience of each community in adjusting to changes in military expenditures as well as the broader economy. All data will be assembled into a database that can be easily updated and used by OEA’s customer base and modified to encompass additional communities.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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.

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Public Schools on Military Installations Program

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.

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OEA School Construction Grants Approved

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.

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OEA Transportation Infrastructure Grants Approved

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.

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OEA Transportation Infrastructure Grants Approved (3)

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.

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