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The Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) is closed until further notice due to the lapse in Federal appropriations. As a result, OEA is prohibited by law, from responding to any matter and regret any inconvenience this may cause. OEA Grantees are authorized to continue grant activities in accordance with Grant Awards funded with OEA program of assistance, during the shutdown.

Changes at Military Bases: A Community Planning Challenge

A closed military base is often the single greatest economic development asset to befall a community. Suddenly a major airfield, port facility, or commercial and industrial space becomes available, with built-in support infrastructure. Base land and buildings also offer an opportunity to satisfy unmet requirements for affordable housing, community facilities, and services. Most major bases have a variety of housing units, recreation, health care, and education facilities that could be used to establish or expand these services in the area affected by base closure. In short, a closing military base presents a menu of opportunities from which to select that can have a major positive effect on the future of the community surrounding the closing base.

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