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FY 2015 Defense Spending By State report now available for download.

Grant Opportunities

FAQs

What is a grant?

A grant is a legal instrument of financial assistance between a Federal awarding agency and a non-Federal entity that carries out a public purpose of support or stimulation authorized by a law of the United States.

Types of public purposes funded by OEA grants

Organize and plan economic recovery in response to the closure or realignment of military installations, cancellation or termination of a Defense contract, or to plan compatible land use near installations where community growth may interfere with the ongoing missions of an active duty installation.

Who is eligible for a grant from OEA?

Only state and local governments and instrumentalities of local government.

How does OEA determine eligibility for grant assistance?

Please send an email to the appropriate OEA Grant Programs located at the bottom of this page.

What is the size of a typical amount of federal funding?

Assistance is structured to be responsive to the particular needs of the affected community. The size of the grant request is developed in collaboration with an OEA project manager.

What can grant funds be used for?

Grant funds are used to organize and plan economic recovery in response to the closure or realignment of military installations, cancellation or termination of a Defense contract, or to plan compatible land use near installations where community growth may interfere with the ongoing missions of an active duty installation.

Is a local match required?

Yes, usually 10% of the approved project budget.

How long are the grants issued for?

Projects are typically funded in one-year increments.

What is the deadline for applying?

Applications are accepted year round.

How long does it take to get an answer?

OEA will provide a determination within seven business days following the receipt of a Final application. In instances where the application is either incomplete or the proposed activities are not within the purview of OEA’s program, an OEA project manager will contact the applicant within seven business days to follow up as necessary.

When will the grantee receive the approved funds?

The first disbursement under a grant can occur within two weeks of a fully executed grant agreement. Specific instructions for the payment process are included in the official award document. Disbursements will generally be on a reimbursable basis for expenses incurred for the most recently completed project period. An OEA project manager will work with the Grantee to ensure a responsive disbursement schedule for a community's particular needs.

Are individuals or private businesses eligible to apply?

No, only state and local governments are eligible for OEA funding.

Inquire about financial assistance opportunities available through OEA.

Base Closure and Realignment Assistance

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Defense Industry Adjustment Assistance

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Compatible Use Assistance



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Community Investment Assistance

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Community Economic Adjustment Assistance

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