Office of the Governor - Greg Abbott

Texas Military Preparedness Commission

Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant Program

The DEAAG program has been appropriated $30 million for the upcoming biennium. While the first $15 million will available on September 1, 2015, the TMPC will not be accepting applications until late October. Applicants will have 30 days to submit an application.  Awards will be made roughly on December 10th.  This is due to changes that need to be made to the Texas Administrative Code and updates to the DEAAG application to reflect the changes made in the law by the 84th Texas Legislature. Please watch this page for updates to this timeline and revised application as they are established.

The Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant Program (DEAAG), created in 1997, is an infrastructure grant program designed to assist defense communities that have been positively or negatively impacted by a change in defense contracts or an announced change. Funding can also be used proactively to support installations in the event of a change or announced change by the Department of Defense. DEAAG funding is available to local municipalities, counties, defense base development authority, junior college districts and Texas State Technical College campuses, and regional planning commissions representing these communities. DEAAG funding is available to meet matching requirements for federal funding. Funding for negatively affected communities can be used for the purchase of Department of Defense property, new construction or rehabilitation of facilities in support of job creating projects and opportunities. Funding for positively affected communities can be used for infrastructure projects directly supporting the new military mission. Additionally, funds can be awarded to Public Junior Colleges or Texas State Technical College System for the purchase or leasing of capital equipment for the purpose of (re)training displaced defense workers. Grants awarded may range from $50,000 to $5 million per project. For additional information regarding the Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant Program please send a message to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission.

View the DEAAG Program Brochure.

View the Texas Administrative Code and Rules to the Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant Program.

View the DEAAG Power Point Presentation.