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.
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.
The Federal Funding Opportunity for the FY21 Defense Community Infrastructure Program is now closed (as of July 12, 2021, at 8PM EDT / 5PM PDT).
Submitted proposals will be screened, evaluated, scored and ranked for presentation to the Director, Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation. Approval of a ranked list of proposals is expected in August. Selected proposers will be contacted and offered the opportunity to submit a grant application.
For information on SAM and Grants.gov registration, please see OLDCC Competitive Proposal Instructions.
Military Department Documents Ranking Military Value by Installation is provided as a reference document for the assessment of scores as well as for the Defense Community Infrastructure Program review panel.
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On September 17, 2020, the Department of Defense announced the award of sixteen (16) grants totaling approximately $50 million under the Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program by the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation. These awards followed a competitive selection process culminating in then Secretary of Defense Mark Esper’s approval of these projects on August 10, 2020. The Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation then invited grant applications to address quality of life needs for our service members and their families. The awards derive from FY 2020 appropriated funding and leverage an additional $45.5 million in non-Federal funding for a total investment of $95.3 million for military family quality of life.
The grant awards are as follows:
1. Dyess Air Force Base
$959,831 to the Abilene Independent School District, Abilene, TX, to undertake a $1,919,662 project to provide a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) classroom and laboratory to support military families at Dyess Air Force Base.
2. Ellsworth Air Force Base
Recreation and Wellness Center
$6,312,950 to the South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority, Ellsworth, SD, to undertake a $12,625,900 project to construct an indoor recreation facility and wellness center to support the military families at Ellsworth Air Force Base.
3. Fort Drum
Watertown Family YMCA Community and Aquatics Center
$9,000,000 to the Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency, Watertown, NY, to undertake a $18,100,000 project to construct a Watertown Family YMCA Community and Aquatics Center to support military families at Fort Drum.
4. Fort Huachuca
Emergency Medical Services Substation
$1,438,000 to the City of Sierra Vista, AZ, to undertake a $1,538,000 project to construct an Emergency Medical Services substation to support the military families at Fort Huachuca.
5. Fort Irwin National Training Center
Silver Valley USD Sports Complex
$521,695 to the Silver Valley Unified School District, Barstow, CA, to undertake a project to enhance the Silver Valley Unified School District Sports Complex to support military families the Fort Irwin National Training Center.
6. Fort Leonard Wood
Early Childhood Center
$677,238 to the Waynesville R-VI School District, Waynesville, MO, to undertake a $1,354,475 project to enhance the Early Childhood Center to support military families at Fort Leonard Wood.
7. Fort Polk
Campus Connections and Learning Space
$6,839,476 to the Louisiana Department of Economic Development, Baton Rouge, LA, to undertake a $7,599,418 project in partnership with the Vernon Parish School Board to construct Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) laboratory and learning spaces at Leesville Junior High School, Leesville High School, Pickering Elementary School, and Vernon Middle School to support military families at Fort Polk.
8. Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Learn D.C. Charter School
$1,494,216 to the Lawndale Educational and Regional Network, Washington, D.C., to undertake a $2,988,432 project to improve access to a Pre-Kindergarden-8th Grade Charter School to support military families at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.
9. Joint Base Langley-Eustis
Air Power Park Tidal Flooding Mitigation
$707,008 to the City of Hampton, VA, to undertake a $1,858,022 project to enhance Hampton’s Air Power Park and Museum and provide year-round access to museum grounds to support military families at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.
10. Joint Forces on Guam
Multipurpose Recreation and Emergency Center
$3,506,426 to the Municipality of Chalan Pago-Ordot, Guam, to undertake a $6,506,426 project to construct a Multipurpose Recreation and Emergency Center to support military families on Guam.
11. Joint Region Marianas
$335,000 to the Commonwealth Bureau of Military Affairs, Tinian, Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands, to enhance utility infrastructure in support of life, health, and safety for service members rotating on/off the island of Tinian from Joint Region Marianas.
12. Malmstrom Air Force Base
Aim High – Big Sky Recreation Center
$10,000,000 to the City of Great Falls, MT, to undertake a $20,000,266 project to construct the Aim High – Big Sky Recreation Center to support the military families at Malmstrom Air Force Base.
13. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
Reconstruction of the Jack Amyette Recreation Center
$1,000,000 to the City of Jacksonville, NC, to undertake a $5,000,000 project to reconstruct the Jack Amyette Recreation Center to support the military families at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
14. Marine Corps Base Quantico
Fitness Challenge Course and Accessibility Improvements
$250,000 to the County of Prince William, VA, to undertake a $500,000 project to enhance a warrior challenge course with accessibility improvements to support the military families at Marine Corps Base Quantico.
15. Minot Air Force Base
Magic City Discovery Center
$6,293,820 to the City of Minot, ND, to undertake an $13,977,964 project to construct the Magic City Discovery Center, featuring Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) to support the military families at Minot Air Force Base.
16. Mountain Home Air Force Base
$426,500 to the Mountain Home School District, Mountain Home, ID, to undertake a project to enhance East Elementary School, North Elementary School, West Elementary School, Hacker Middle School, and Mountain Home Junior High School to support the military families at Mountain Home Air Force Base.