2021 Grant Awardees
On September 22, 2021, the Department of Defense announced the award of 13 grants totaling approximately $60 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 the Performing Duties of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment’s selection of these proposals on August 13, 2021. These infrastructure projects benefit local installations and provide support to our service members, their families, and the Department’s missions. The awards derive from Fiscal Year 2021 appropriated funding and leverage an additional $68 million in non-Federal funding for a total investment of $128 million.
The grant awards are as follows:
1. Fort Riley
Runway Reconstruction for Manhattan Regional Airport
$5,925,150 to the City of Manhattan, Kansas to undertake a $6,729,187 project to reconstruct a runway at Manhattan Regional Airport for Fort Riley, Kansas. The project will support military use of the local civilian aviation facility.
2. Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story
Shoreline and Infrastructure Protection Measures
$650,000 to Carteret County, North Carolina to undertake a $1,950,000 project to implement shoreline & infrastructure protection measures on Radio Island. The project will carry out shoreline and infrastructure protection measures on Radio Island. The project supports Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia, and will include restoration of a beach and dune system to mitigate erosion problems.
3. March Air Reserve Base
Groundwater Resiliency Connection
$4,329,268 to Western Municipal Water District to undertake a $12,457,527 project to build a local groundwater resiliency connection to support March Air Reserve Base.
4. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Fire Station to Support Emergency Response
$3,500,000 to the City of Oceanside, California to undertake an $18,601,703 project to construct a new fire station to support emergency response resources provided to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
5. Minot Air Force Base
Flood Risk Management System
$9,840,892 to the City of Minot, North Dakota to undertake a $23,618,141 project to undertake a portion of a flood risk management system along the Mouse River in support of Minot Air Force Base.
6. Naval Air Station Patuxent River
Pedestrian Access Project
$395,118 to St. Mary’s County, Maryland to undertake a $564,454 project to improve pedestrian access across Route 235 to installation gates, supporting Naval Air Station Patuxent River.
7. Naval Air Station Pensacola
Construction of Offshore Reef Breakwaters and Beach Habitat
$6,440,985 to Escambia County, Florida to undertake an $9,201,408 project to construct emergent and submerged offshore reef breakwaters and twenty acres of sandy beach habitat in support of Naval Air Station Pensacola.
8. Naval Air Station Whiting Field
Wastewater Treatment Capacity
$3,000,000 to the City of Milton, Florida to undertake a $4,371,500 project to increase wastewater treatment capacity in support of Naval Air Station Whiting Field.
9. Naval Base Kitsap
Sewer Replacement Project
$10,000,000 to the Kitsap County Sewer Utility to undertake a $20,300,000 sewer main replacement in support of Naval Base Kitsap (Bangor & Keyport).
10. Naval Base Ventura County
Water Treatment Facility
$4,230,133 to United Water Conservation District to undertake a $12,429,191 project to construct a treatment facility for three existing lower aquifer system wells in support of Naval Base Ventura County.
11. Naval Station Everett
Marina Facilities Support
$5,254,800 to the Port of Everett, Washington to undertake an $8,758,000 project to support the Port of Everett’s marina facilities in support of Naval Station Everett.
12. Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
$250,000 to the City of Portsmouth, Virginia to undertake a $640,000 in transportation improvements to Naval Support Activity Hampton Road’s Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.
13. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Support to the National Advanced Air Mobility Center of Excellence
$6,000,000 to the City of Springfield, Ohio to undertake an $8,019,535 project to support the National Advanced Air Mobility Center of Excellence (NAAMCE) at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport. The facility will be used by the Air Force Research Laboratory and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Each of the grantees are working with the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation to ensure compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1970, as amended, and may commence ground disturbing activity upon notification from the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation. The Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program is authorized under 10 U.S. Code § 2391 and received appropriations in FY21.
2020 Grant Awardees
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-Kindergarten-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.