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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 Individuals

This section provides service descriptions and contact information for Government programs available to jobseekers, employers, and local governments impacted by BRAC. Each subsection includes descriptions of programs geared to help in a specific area as well as contact information for those programs.

Transportation

DisabilityInfo.gov/Transportation

Comprehensive

This Web site offers a wide range of information on accessible transportation systems, community transportation initiatives, and Federal laws and regulations to improve access and availability of bus, rail, and air travel for people with disabilities.

United We Ride

Comprehensive

This Web site contains a one-stop information resource on all Federal programs funding human service transportation.

One-Stop Career Center

U.S. Department of Labor

Customers can apply for transportation supportive services at local one-stop career centers. This Web site helps users to locate the nearest One-Stop Career Center.

Job Access and Reverse Commute Grant

U.S. Department of Transportation

The Job Access and Reverse Commute grant program assists States and localities in developing new or expanded transportation services that connect welfare recipients and other low income persons to jobs and other employment-related services. Additional information about this program and how it can benefit employers, communities, and employees can be found at the above Web site.