What is the Community Partnership Program?

Supporting the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Section 331, a Community Partnership Program is a framework through which military installation, civic, and business leaders collaborate to develop creative ways to leverage respective capabilities and resources to reduce operating costs and increase capabilities. The net result is a “win-win” scenario where all parties in an agreement realize a benefit.

Tools For Success


Enhanced Use Lease (EUL)

A partnership between the DOD and public entities or private developers to create mutually beneficial commercial projects on non-excessDOD real estate. 

Memorandum of Understanding or Agreement (MOU / MOA)

 A bilateral or multilateral agreement between two or more parties. It expresses a convergence of will between the parties, indicating an intended common line of action. 

NDAA Section 331

Legislative authority allowing the DOD to enter into an IGSA with state or local governments for the procurement of installation support services.


A grant of interest or right to use government real property by a lease,easement, license, or permit.

 Utility Service Contracts

Tools to help federal facilities contract for a broad array of energy conservation, renewable energy, and metering services from local utilities.