Community Assistance--Deactivation of Safeguard Missile Sites

B-164250: Aug 8, 1977

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The Acting Deputy General Counsel of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requested an opinion as to HUD's authority to disburse Department of Defense funds to minimize the negative community impact caused by the termination and deactivation of a Safeguard missile site. The costs incurred by two communities in establishing municipal services as a result of construction and operation of the Safeguard Anti-ballistic Missile System remain for the communities to liquidate after the sites are deactivated. Continued financial assistance may be given to these communities to assist them in handling these obligations.