BRAC Guides and Tools

Guides, tools, webinars, and other resources are provided to assist grantees of the Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) Program.

Guides and Training Manuals

Military Base Reuse and Homeless Assistance Guidebook

This guidebook explains the base redevelopment planning process, the requirements and guidelines for submission of applications, and HUD's review process.

Date Published: July 2006

Tools and Templates

Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment BRAC Website

This website, supported by the Department of Defense for the Office of Economic Adjustment, provides important tools and resources for the BRAC program.

Date Published: September 2012

Conceptual Organizational Structure for an LRA and the General Process for Reuse Planning

This document illustrates the conceptual structure of a Local Redevelopment Authority along with a general timeline of LRA activities.

Date Published: May 2008

Research, Evaluation, and Best Practices

California Military Base Reuse

This document provides case studies for 30 major BRAC actions in California since 1988.

Date Published: October 2009

Base Reutilization Status –1988, 1991, and 1995 BRAC Action

This document provides the Economic Activity Survey results from past base closures and realignments as of December 31, 2007.

Date Published: December 2007

Economic Transition of BRAC Sites

This report showcases best practices, highlight success, and provide the results of an economic activity survey. 

Date Published: December 2006

2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission Report

This report to the President comprises the Commission assessment of the DoD’s closure and realignment recommendations for consistency with the eight statutory selection criteria and the DoD Force Structure Plan. 

Date Published: September 2005

When One Door Closes: Shuttered Military Bases Offer New Opportunities for the Homeless - With Pro Bono Help

This article considers the opportunities presented by military base closures for assisting homeless persons.

Date Published: August 2005

GAO Report - Military Base Closures: Updated Status of Prior Base Realignments & Closures

This January 2005 report to Congress updates the unemployment, economic growth, and average income for communities impacted by prior BRAC rounds. 

Date Published: January 2005

GAO Report - Military Base Closures: Progress in Completing Actions from Prior Realignments & Closures

This report addresses the magnitude of the net savings from the prior four closures rounds and the impact of remaining closure-related costs on future savings, the DoD’s progress in transferring unneeded base property to other users, and the economic recovery of communities affected by base closures.

Date Published: April 2002

From Barracks to Business: The MIT Report on Base Redevelopment

This report summarizes how local communities responded when the federal government closed their bases.

Date Published: March 2000

GAO Report - Military Bases: Status of Prior Base Realignment & Closure Rounds

This report addresses the DoD’s progress in completing BRAC recommendations and transferring unneeded base property to other users.

Date Published: December 1998