The U.S. Department of Defense Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation furthers the priorities of the National Defense Strategy by supporting the readiness and resiliency of military installations and defense communities across the country.
The U.S. Department of Defense Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation's grant-funded activities are eligibility-based, needs-based, and customer-driven.
The U.S. Department of Defense Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation’s programs of assistance are designed to specifically address the challenges states and communities face as they support the defense mission. There are currently seven programs of assistance:
The Construction program enables states and communities to undertake necessary investments in public services and infrastructure to support the readiness and resiliency of installations, as well as to provide safe places for our service members and their families to live, work, and play.
Department of Defense force modernization, whether through the Base Realignment and Closure process or other actions, can have negative impacts on state and local economies. The Mission Realignment program of assistance enables state and local governments to anticipate and respond to these changes.
The Industry Resilience program assists communities as they respond to defense changes, specifically a cancelled contract or the failure to proceed with a previously approved weapons system. In some cases, a reduction in defense spending that impacts the defense manufacturing base can also trigger assistance provided under this program.
The Military Installation Sustainability program of assistance is designed to provide technical and financial assistance to states and local governments to analyze and implement actions necessary to foster, protect, and enhance military installation sustainability.
The Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP) is designed to address deficiencies in community infrastructure, supportive of a military installation, in order to enhance military value, installation resilience, and military family quality of life.
Defense Manufacturing Community Support (DMCSP) is designed to support long-term community investments that strengthen national security innovation and expand the capabilities of the defense manufacturing industrial ecosystem.
OLDCC’s Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) program is the foundation for the success of all our activities. Our IGA program leverages, integrates, and amplifies the goals and activities of each of OLDCC’s programs to ensure defense priorities benefit from the synergy created by a diverse and crosscutting set of stakeholders.