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Federal Assistance

Through September 30, 2004, the federal agencies most frequently involved in assisting communities reported they had collectively provided about $1.9 billion in assistance in response to the previous rounds (1988, 1991, 1993, and 1995) of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). Interagency coordination has also facilitated the civilian reuse of former military installations to benefit the public through Federal agency-sponsored public benefit conveyances. For more information, see Federal Agencies And Public Benefit Conveyances.

The following programs are available to assist communities with the alleviation of socioeconomic effects that may result from military base closures and realignments. Under Executive Order 12788, as amended, assistance for communities impacted by Defense program changes is coordinated across the Federal Government through the Economic Adjustment Committee (EAC). The Department of Defense's Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) staffs the EAC and its Director is the EAC's Executive Director. Communities are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the following resources, including accessing program information through the provided internet links. OEA staff is available at (703) 604-6020 to address any questions you may have concerning the EAC, federal assistance available to affected communities, or specific local needs that may exist.

Please note that while OEA attempts to provide current information, these programs and their availability are subject to change without notice. Please contact the appropriate agency for the most up-to-date information on current programs.

Resources for Businesses

This section provides a list of resources that will aid businesses that are in Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Impacted Areas. The resources below provide assistance to businesses in the event of downsizing with a base closing or expanding with base realignment.

Assisting Businesses in Accessing Labor Market and General Information

America’s Career Info Net

U.S. Department of Labor

This site provides a direct link to America’s Career InfoNet (ACINet), which provides local and regional labor market information, industry information, employment and wage data, and information about the fastest growing industries and occupations. It also provides a job description writer that helps employers and workforce professionals write job descriptions with a variety of data sets. Additional business resources include a certification finder, a license finder, a skills profiler, and a financial aid advisor.

Career One-Stop Web Site

U.S. Department of Labor

The Career One-Stop Web site’s Labor Market Information Center allows employers to find out which high-growth occupations are hot locally and nationally. Links to comprehensive information about wages, employment levels, national and State employment projections, unemployment rates, and related information may also be found here.

America’s Labor Market Information System

U.S. Department of Labor

America’s Labor Market Information System (ALMIS) is a dynamic system that produces highquality, standardized labor market information and tools in a variety of media and formats for use by job seekers, employers, and workforce development professionals. ALMIS has Federal, State, and local components that provide data collection and analysis, research and development, product development, direct service delivery, technical assistance, and capacity-building. ALMIS also supports the Labor Market Information Institute, a national training center that provides workforce information training.

Local Employment Dynamics

U.S. Census Bureau and State Labor Market Information Agencies

This Web site provides information and resources on how Local Employment Dynamics (LED) develops new information about local labor market conditions. State and local authorities increasingly need detailed local information about their economies to make informed decisions. The LED/State partnership works to fill critical data gaps and provide indicators needed by State and local authorities.

The United States Postal Service®

U.S. Postal Service®

The U.S. Postal Service® delivers 700 million messages and packages every day to more than 144 million families and businesses. American businesses are provided with a wide range of shipping and mailing products and services, including the ability to change their address, forward mail, hold mail, rent Post Office boxes, locate a Post Office, calculate postage, and print postage online. Employers affected by BRAC can conveniently access USPS® services online through the above Web site or by visiting any of the 37,000 local Post Offices.