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Chapter 2 Partnerships

2.1 Description of the Program that 2.2 Pertinent Laws and Regulations.
Generates the Funds. Partnerships are alliances Partnering and cooperative agreements must be
or collaborative relationships between the authorized. Actual agreements will likely vary
installation and other parties and are not true legal from installation to installation. In the legal sense,
partnerships. The partnerships extend beyond partnerships are not covered by existing public
typical business relationships and provide a benefit law. Specific laws do exist, however, for certain
to all parties. Examples include relationships types of partnerships, such as partnerships
between the installation and on-post labor unions, between installations and utility companies, the
other federal agencies, surrounding communities, recent Residential Communities Initiative (RCI)
state and local governments, private businesses, housing program and the Enhanced Use Leasing
and universities. Partnerships are included in this (EUL) authority contained in 10 U.S.C. 2667.
guide to illustrate one approach installations can
use to increase the buying power of available 2.3 Functional Proponent. Partnerships are
funds from all sources. Partnerships generally do an emerging approach to doing business on
not result in the receipt or transfer of funds. An installations during a period of increasingly
exception is lease agreements that use partnering reduced resources. In pursuing partnerships,
principles. Generally, fiscal law precludes installations should consult with the functional
installations from accepting funds from other than proponents for the area they wish to establish
appropriated sources and using them for partnership arrangements. Legal offices should
appropriated fund missions. Leases or licenses also be involved. Further general information on
involve the sharing of land, facilities, and partnerships may be obtained from HQDA,
equipment, exchanges of goods or services, or SAFM-RB at (703) 692-4993, (703) 692-5887 or
transactions in kind. Typical examples include: DSN 222-4993 /5887.
leases where the installation provides land for
private construction or development of a school
that can be used by the installation; a community
landfill that can be used jointly by the installation
and the community; joint use of airfields; sharing
of facilities, such as fire departments and libraries,
or equipment such as fire trucks; and exchanging
services such as joint recycling or training
programs for the mutual benefit of the installation
and community. As installation funding and
manpower resources are reduced for base
operations and other purposes, public-private
agreements are becoming increasingly important
as a way to reduce costs and improve operations.
Collaboration builds good will between the
installation and other parties and can often result
in significant benefits and savings for all
participants.