[Skip to Content]
  • N O T I C E
    On July 9, 2015, the Army announced its Force Structure and Stationing Decisions. This decision will affect up to 40,000 uniformed service members, nearly 17,000 Army civilian employees, their families, and the states and communities that support them. If an Army installation is selected for force realignment or reduction, impacted areas may qualify for assistance from OEA. For more information, please contact David Kennedy, OEA Project Manager, at 703-697-2136 or david.r.kennedy.civ@mail.mil

OEA provides the resources to help communities help themselves respond to:

OEA equips communities with information, procedures, technical, and financial assistance needed.
Learn More about BRAC

OEA works with communities to minimize the consequences of defense impacts.
Learn More about DIA

OEA’s Compatible Use Program promotes cooperative planning efforts among military installations, ranges and military training corridors and surrounding communities.
Learn More about Compatible Use

OEA provides growth management planning assistance to State and local governments.
Learn More about Mission Growth

Economic Adjustment Committee (EAC)

Through its involvement in the Economic Adjustment Committee (EAC), OEA also serves as a focal point for transition assistance from other relevant federal programs. The EAC is composed of 22 federal departments and agencies that work together to coordinate and leverage technical and financial assistance to help communities, businesses, and/or workers respond to DoD-driven impacts. This allows communities access to a full complement of federal government resources.

In addition to coordinating federal resources to local communities, OEA also works directly with states through its State Planning Assistance program to enhance state capacity to assist communities, businesses, and workers adversely affected by Defense program changes.

In the News