SSMCP is announcing a Request for Proposals in accordance with an application for a new federal grant from DOD’s Office of Local Defense Community Compatibility (OLDCC) to carry out three key initiatives within our 2023-2024 Work Plan. Upon the grant being successfully funded, the RFPs would pertain to the work summarized below:
Military Installation Resiliency Review- The core purpose of the MIRR is to identify the risks, hazards, and vulnerabilities of concern as it relates to the ability of the military to carry out its missions on the installation that could be mitigated through investments and solutions outside the fence line in the community. The focus of the MIRR project will involve an all-hazards approach in terms of screening threats, risks, and vulnerabilities (either natural or manmade, including from the effects of climate change and compatible use), to identify and prioritize areas of concern that should be the subject of further study and evaluation, and recommend actions or investments outside the fence line to mitigate risks of highest concern.
Housing Study 2.0- An update to the 2020 Housing Study that will compare and contrast two different housing studies, SSMCP’s Housing Study from 2020 & a DOD-contracted housing study done in close proximity. Next, it will identify opportunities for collaboration and potential barriers to accessing adequate and affordable housing for active-duty service members near JBLM. It will also assess opportunities for collaboration to incentivize homeowners, landlords, and property managers that could offer their properties to military families. The Housing Study 2.0 plans to also analyze how off-base housing availability and development can best contribute to lowering the backlog of military family housing need.
Military Spouse Employment Review– This review will assess the conditions state-wide military spouses face as they move to various military installations in Washington, and it will address the primary and secondary barriers experienced as they attempt to gain employment. This study will compare and contrast policies, available funding, educational opportunities, and job placement resources across every major military installation in the State and compare those with other military installations throughout the country.
- View RFP Military Installation Resiliency Review here
- View RFP for Housing Study 2.0 here
- View RFP Military Spouse Employment Review here
For questions regarding this work, please contact Maria Tobin at [email protected] or call 253.241.7854