construction priorities. The 1391 is primarily the respon-
d. Consideration of Civilian
sibility of the Facility Engineer, with input from Morale
Support Activities and the other service agencies
project, including descriptions of the general physical
In planning and developing the Army community system,
characteristics of the facility, quantitative data, and cost
the characteristics of and services available in the sur-
rounding civilian area must be considered. Normally,
government-owned facilities should not be provided if
For the remainder of the project development process,
adequate similar services are readily available for soldier
primary responsibility shifts to the District Engineer's
use within adjacent civilian communities. When facilities
office, or the activity charged with construction responsi-
are available, the extent of possible civilian support for
bility. The District Engineer develops the design criteria,
military personnel must be surveyed, and efforts
and handles concept design, final design and construc-
extended to encourage such civilian-supplied service.
tion administration, or contracts the design to an outside
The degree to which civilian services are actually avail-
architect/engineer. These steps are based on the func-
able to military personnel must be carefully evaluated.
tional and operational requirements in the PDB and
1391. In this process there is also an opportunity for
When services are available in the civilian community,
review and approval of the concept design by the Facility
the on-post services and facilities should be programmed
Engineer, Morale Support Activities and other service
to meet only the remaining Army community needs.
agencies and user group representatives. This is a criti-
cal review by both the installation and the using services
in order to provide meaningful input.
c. Alternative Funding
In attempting to develop the functions and facilities plan-
ned in the Community Framework, the installation should
explore all possible funding programs. Available
resources for accomplishing MWR projects include
appropriated funds and nonappropriated funds, as well
as some services supplied by civilians. Each program
category has its own policies, funding limitations, and
approval procedures, which also change over time. Dif-
ferent types of MSA and other community facilities may
or may not be fundable under each. Consult the relevant
Army Regulations and current program budget guidance
for further information.
The possibility of individual building projects funded
under multiple resource programs may be considered.
However, possible complications in the approval proce-
dure may ensue, due to questions raised about the multi-
ple-funding approach. See AR 415-35 concerning pro-
cedures for using a combination of appropriated and
non - appropriated funds for construction projects.
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