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Posts Tagged ‘Office of Economic Adjustment’

BRAC or No BRAC, Get to Know Your Base Now

  • March 1, 2012
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In the face of looming defense budget cuts and the possibility of one or more base closure rounds, states and communities attempting to support their local installations can employ of variety of strategies to minimize adverse impacts while potentially positioning themselves to gain additional missions. The most critical step a community can take is to form a “trusting relationship” with base officials, Michael Hayes, managing director of Maryland’s Office of Military and Federal Affairs, said during a session of the 2012 ADC Winter Forum …

New Community Support Funding Proposed for OEA

  • February 13, 2012
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OEA would assist communities affected by the loss of weapons manufacturing jobs as well as those preparing to accommodate an influx of troops returning from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, under the fiscal 2013 budget request DOD released Monday. The request includes $12.0 million to support reductions in force structure and weapons procurement throughout the nation, funding needed so that OEA can help affected communities coordinate a local, state and federal response …

Growth in OEA Budget due to Guam Projects

  • December 20, 2011
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The budget for the Office of Economic Adjustment will rise $40.9 million to $91.8 million under the fiscal 2012 omnibus spending package approved last week, primarily because of three civilian projects intended to support the realignment of Marines to Guam. The president’s request for the agency included funding for the purchase of school buses for public schools in Guam; construction of a cultural repository to preserve artifacts unearthed during military construction; and the construction …

OEA Splits BRAC Transportation Funds among Four Communities

  • November 1, 2011
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Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland, San Antonio and Lakewood, Wash., will share $300 million for transportation projects needed to improve access to medical facilities affected by BRAC 2005, DOD announced Tuesday. The biggest winner was Fairfax County, Va., which was awarded $180 million to widen 3.5 miles of Route 1 that accesses Fort Belvoir’s main post …

Senate Republicans Suggest Cutting SBA BRAC Grant Program

  • October 17, 2011
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A Small Business Administration program funding grants for technical assistance to BRAC communities would be eliminated under a set of recommendations sent by Republican members of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee to the congressional deficit reduction committee last week. The defense transitional assistance grants, which provide matching funds to communities for programs aiding small businesses, “are ineffective and no longer in demand …

Four Communities Apply for BRAC Transportation Funds

  • October 11, 2011
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Applications from four defense communities to a DOD program funding transportation improvements at medical facilities growing as a result of BRAC exceeded its $300 million cap, meaning some projects won’t obtain federal funding. Fairfax County submitted the largest funding request, asking for $185 million to widen Route 1 near Fort Belvoir, home of the new Fort Belvoir Community Hospital …

Army to Dispose of Pueblo Depot Using BRAC Process

  • October 10, 2011
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Excess property at the Pueblo Chemical Depot will be disposed of according to the BRAC process the Army confirmed this week, bringing certainty to an issue that had left community leaders increasingly anxious in recent years. The site’s status had come into question after the Pueblo Depot Activity Development Authority received mixed signals from the Army …

Washington Community Applies for BRAC Transportation Funds at Lewis-McChord

  • October 6, 2011
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The Maryland and Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., and San Antonio may have to split up $300 million in federal funding for transportation improvements at medical facilities growing as a result of BRAC 2005 with a fourth candidate — the Tacoma, Wash., region. Lakewood, Wash., is applying for $5.7 million to upgrade an interchange that connects I-5 to Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord …

OEA Funding Would Rise $31M under Senate Bill

  • October 4, 2011
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Fiscal year 2012 funding for the Office of Economic Adjustment would climb by $31 million over last year’s allocation, under the defense spending bill the Senate Appropriations Committee approved last month. OEA would receive $81.8 million, matching the administration’s budget request …

Planning Grant to Refine City’s Strategy for Reusing NAS Alameda

  • September 27, 2011
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The city of Alameda has been awarded a $225,000 grant by OEA to prepare an economic development strategy for Alameda Point, the city’s reuse project at the former Naval Air Station Alameda. The strategy is expected to produce a targeted approach to leveraging the city’s existing tenant base and attracting new companies and organizations to the 918-acre site …

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