Federal Compatibility Planning

Since 1985, the Department of Defense Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC), formerly known as the Office of Economic Adjustment, has administered a community planning program that includes technical and financial assistance, helping state and local governments promote compatible community development in support of continued military operations. This program, formally known as the Compatible Use Program, now called the Installation Resilience Program, supports the analysis, planning, and implementation actions necessary to foster, protect, and enhance military installation sustainability. The program recently expanded to support both Compatible Use Studies, formerly known as Joint Land Use Studies (JLUS), and Military Installation Resilience Review projects to ensure that a community, in partnership with the military installation, can respond to compatibility challenges. These now include natural and man-made vulnerabilities or threats that may adversely impact the viability of the installation and mission, as well as the livability of the host community.

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​Plans and Studies to Support Compatible Use:
Learn more about Compatible Use Studies, Military Installation Resilience Reviews, and OLDCC's Grantee Guide.

Implementation Resources and Planning Process:
Explore strategies and resources available for plan implementation.

Compatibility Factors:
Learn how local jurisdictions can use compatibility factors to organize and communicate potential areas of conflict with their military partners.

Alternative Authorities for Compatibility and/or Resilience Recommendation Implementation:
Read about alternative authorities authorized by Congress that can be used to facilitate public-public and public-private partnerships.

Comparison of Military Installation and Community Planning:
Learn how military master planning is similar to a local jurisdiction's comprehensive plan.

OLDCC also offers a range of other technical and financial assistance programs to support communities as they respond to emerging defense activities. These programs respond to site-specific needs and characteristics and work to develop outcomes that benefit both community and DoD interests. Learn more about these programs on the Federal Agencies tab.

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