The Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) is accepting proposals for grant assistance to develop compatible use strategies and/or plans to promote civilian development compatible with continued operational utility of a DOD installation, range, special use air space, military operations area, and/or military training routes from: states, counties, and municipalities; other political subdivisions of a state; special purpose units of a state or local government; other instrumentalities of a state or local government; and tribal nations. In addressing encroachment, grantees may at the same time develop initiatives to enhance the security and resiliency of a military installation.
Eligible activities may include, but are not limited to: ‘‘Compatible Use Plans’’ to comprehensively understand concerns and opportunities, and to develop a responsive strategy and action plan; preparation of land use ordinances; analysis and dissemination of information; timely consultation and cooperation among DOD, state and local governments, and other stakeholders; coordinated interagency and intergovernmental assistance; technical and financial studies; clearinghouses or websites to exchange information among federal, state, and local efforts; resolution of regulatory issues impeding the support of compatibility measures; drafting of state legislation; feasibility studies; integration of the Department’s Military Aviation and Installation Assurance Siting Clearinghouse procedures with local/state reviews; development of follow-on open space/easement opportunities for the Department’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program; and other innovative approaches.
These potentially eligible activities may be undertaken to respond to current, future, or potential areas or incidences of encroachment upon installations and ranges, including: energy project siting; incompatible development in aircraft runway clear and accident potential zones; light pollution; urban growth; noise; electromagnetic spectrum interference; protection from a threat of unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles; vertical obstructions; incompatible use of land, air, and water resources; cyber vulnerabilities; and, the management of endangered species.
Please see the Federal Funding Opportunity for full information on how to apply.