Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant (DEAAG) | Fort Bend Economic Development Council

The Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant Program (DEAAG), created in 1997, is a job creation grant program designed to assist adversely impacted defense communities that are responding to or recovering from a U.S. Department of Defense Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) action, or reductions or termination of defense contracts. The program was later expanded to assist defense communities that have been positively affected by BRAC with new or expanded military missions, as well as qualified job retention.

DEAAG funding is available to local municipalities, counties, defense base development authority, junior college dis- tricts and Texas State Technical College campuses, and regional planning commissions representing these communi- ties. Funding is available to meet matching requirements for federal funding or for the purchase of Department of Defense property, new construction, rehabilitation of facilities or infrastructure, or purchase of capital equipment or insurance. Grants awarded may range from $50,000 to $2 million per project. For more information please visit the link below or contact Keith Graf at (512) 475-0487.