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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.

Finding BRAC-Affected Bases

BRAC Services Locator

U.S. Department of Labor

Businesses can use the BRAC Career Connection web site to find BRAC locations and nearby One-Stop Career Centers. The username for this site is “BRAC,” and the default password is “asl”. This site allows users to search by city and zip code or through a map search. Users can find local military bases and workforce contacts and get an online tutorial through the BRAC Coach (www.brac-coach.org).


BRAC Web site

U.S. Department of Defense

The Department of Defense’s official BRAC web site provides the most up-to-date information concerning BRAC 2005.