Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot (DCIP) Program
While Fiscal Year 2024 appropriations and authorization are not yet finalized by Congress, eligible applicants are encouraged to start drafting their proposals for the Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program now.
The Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot (DCIP) Program 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.
DCIP is authorized under Public Law 115-232 Section 2861. The program authorizes the Secretary of Defense to make grants, conclude cooperative agreements, and supplement funds available under other Federal programs in support of the program.
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Click here to view and download the Fact Sheet for the Defense Community Infrastructure Support Program.
A webinar on the upcoming Notice of Funding Opportunity is expected to be held after the enactment of the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act or by mid-January, whichever occurs first.
Fiscal Year 2023 Grant Awards
On September 22, 2023, the Department of Defense announced the award of 17 grants totaling approximately $100 million under the Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program by the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation. These awards followed a competitive process culminating in the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment selection of these proposals on August 7, 2023. Each project will benefit a local installation and support our service members, their families, and the States and communities that are always there to support the mission.
These awards derive from Fiscal Year 2023 appropriated funding and leverage an additional $39.2 million in non-Federal and other Federal funding for a total investment of $138.9 million.
The grant awards are as follows:
Installation: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
Applicant: Municipality of Anchorage – Port of Alaska
$10,858,588 to the Municipality of Anchorage – Port of Alaska to undertake a $15,512,268 project to replace aged stormwater management infrastructure in support of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, alleviating flood and soil erosion issues.
Installation: Sierra Army Depot
Applicant: The Northern California Power Agency
$8,959,097 to the Northern California Power Agency, California, to undertake a $27,383,362 project to construct a new electric transmission line and substation upgrades in support of Sierra Army Depot, reducing the installation’s energy vulnerabilities and increasing its grid capacity.
Installation: Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island
Applicant: Jacksonville Port Authority
$5,979,060 to Jacksonville Port Authority, Florida, to undertake $11,958,120 a project to construct a new fire station in support of Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island and the Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Southeast Regional Fuels Depot, reducing flood threats and emergency response times, and increase capacity to house modern fire and emergency response equipment.
Installation: Naval Air Station Pensacola and Naval Air Station Whiting Field
Applicant: City of Pensacola
$4,952,000 to the City of Pensacola, Florida, to undertake a project to construct a parking apron at the Pensacola International Airport in support of Naval Air Station Pensacola and Naval Air Station Whiting Field to park Navy training aircraft and promote mission sustainment across several aviation-training platforms.
Installation: Naval Air Station Whiting Field
Applicant: Santa Rosa County
$6,439,954 to Santa Rosa County, Florida, to undertake a $9,189,259 project to construct a taxiway to an aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility in support of Naval Air Station Whiting Field, reducing aviation down time and eliminating the need to move military aircraft over civilian roadways.
Installation: Moody Air Force Base
Applicant: Lowndes County Board of Commissioners
$861,025 to Lowndes County Board of Commissioners, Georgia, to undertake a project in support of Moody Air Force Base and its connection to the County's public drinking water system, providing a redundant and more reliable water supply and expanding adequate water capacity to support modern firefighting systems implemented by the Air Force.
Installation: Pohakuloa Training Area
Applicant: State of Hawaii
$6,886,183 to the State of Hawaii Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to undertake a $8,386,183 project to construct an emergency operations facility in support of the Pohakuloa Training Area, increasing the capacity for Army personnel, first responders, and community members to maximize resources and coordination when responding to emergency situations.
Installation: Naval Station Everett - Acoustic Research Detachment, Bayview
Applicant: Bayview Water and Sewer District
$900,000 to the Bayview Water and Sewer District, Idaho, to undertake a project in support of Naval Station Everett – Acoustic Research Detachment, improving a concrete water supply tank to improve the reliability and quality of local drinking water and expand availability for local fire suppression.
Installation: Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Johnson
Applicant: City of Leesville
$4,930,000 to the City of Leesville, Louisiana, to undertake a project to extend a runway at the Leesville Airport in support of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Johnson, providing the airfield redundancy and additional capabilities for the execution of missions at the installation.
Installation: Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans
Applicant: Plaquemines Parish
$5,793,200 to Plaquemines Parish Government, Louisiana, to undertake a project in support of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, rehabilitating a flood control basin and related stormwater management infrastructure to control flooding and improve airfield operability during severe weather.
Installation: Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans
Applicant: Plaquemines Parish Government
$13,725,400 to Plaquemines Parish Government, Louisiana, to undertake a project to construct a joint multi-use facility in support of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, providing a multi-agency emergency command center, an emergency provisions assembly staging and issuance point, and an early childhood healing and resiliency area.
Installation: Selfridge Air National Guard Base
Applicant: Harrison Charter Township
$1,093,251 to Harrison Charter Township, Michigan, to undertake a $1,366,576 project in support of Selfridge Air National Guard Base, upgrading wastewater systems to handle higher wastewater flow rates from the installation and ensuring the station remains operational during power outages.
Installation: New Boston Space Force Station
State: New Hampshire
Applicant: Town of New Boston
$9,285,576 to the Town of New Boston, New Hampshire, to undertake a project to construct a new fire station in support of New Boston Space Force Station, providing a modern fire station for the Town of New Boston to support fire, emergency, and HAZMAT services at the installation.
Installation: Youngstown Air Reserve Station
Applicant: Western Reserve Port Authority
$8,028,000 to the Western Reserve Port Authority, Ohio, to undertake a $8,920,000 project to support Youngstown Air Reserve Station, resurfacing taxiways used by the installation for its mission and enabling improved training exercises, safer deployments, and more rapid emergency response.
Installation: Texas Army National Guard Martindale Army Heliport
Applicant: City of San Antonio
$643,300 to the City of San Antonio, Texas, to undertake a $919,000 project to support Texas Army National Guard Martindale Army Heliport, reconstructing access to a main gate for safe and efficient access to the installation.
Installation: Naval Station Norfolk
Applicant: City of Norfolk
$2,369,284 to the City of Norfolk, Virginia, to undertake a $3,723,160 project to construct stormwater management system improvements on a main access road to Naval Station Norfolk, reducing flood constraints to allow better military and civilian personnel access for the local mission.
Installation: Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story
Applicant: City of Virginia Beach
$8,007,388 to the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia, to undertake a $11,439,126 project to support Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story to replace deteriorated infrastructure at Creeds Law Enforcement Training Facility, enabling a modern training environment for civilian and military police and Navy forces, enhancing operational readiness, training efficiency, and the ability to accommodate total force requirements.
Eligibility and Requirements
Entities eligible to receive a DCIP grant include States and local governments.
Eligible community infrastructure projects are any complete and useable transportation project; community support facilities (e.g., school, hospital, police, fire, emergency response, or other community support facility); and utility infrastructure projects [e.g., water, waste-water, telecommunications, electric, gas, or other utility infrastructure (with necessary cyber safeguards)] that:
- are either located off of a military installation OR on property under the jurisdiction of a Military Department that is subject to a real estate agreement (including a lease or easement);
- support a military installation;
- are owned by a state or local government or a not-for-profit, member-owned utility service;
- that will enhance military value, contribute to the training of cadets at a covered educational institution, enhance military installation resilience and/or military family quality of life at the supported military installation (definitions of these enhancements are provided in Section E., paragraph 1. of the Notice of Funding Opportunity);
- that are endorsed by the local installation commander representing the installation benefitting from the proposed project;
- are where ground-disturbing work has not yet commenced; and,
- are construction-ready.
For information about past grant awardees, please click here.