Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot (DCIP) Program
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.
On August 15, 2022, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Dr. William A. LaPlante, approved the competitive ranking of proposals and directed the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation to invite selected grant applications on the basis of the proposals received.
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 located off of a military installation;
- 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, 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.
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Fiscal Year 2022 Grant Awardees
On September 23, 2022, the Department of Defense announced the award of 19 grants totaling approximately $90 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 Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Dr. William A. LaPlante selection of these proposals on August 15, 2022. 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 2022 appropriated funding and leverage an additional $98,882,912 million in non-Federal and other Federal funding for a total investment of $188,579,140 million.
The grant awards are as follows:
Fort Devens Reserve Forces Training Area
Massachusetts Development Finance Agency
$4,653,757 to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency in support of Fort Devens Reserve Forces Training Area to undertake a $15,512,524 project to construct a new fire station to enable relocation from current inadequate space and to co-locate a regional emergency dispatch center and community police department.
Eglin Air Force Base
$3,493,130 to Walton County, Florida in support of Eglin Air Force Base to undertake a $4,493,130 project to construct a new fire station to enable wildland firefighting and faster deployment of emergency medical services.
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
Municipality of Anchorage
$5,300,000 to the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska in support of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to undertake a $7,600,000 project to construct a new Port of Alaska microgrid, battery energy storage, and electrical infrastructure to provide energy resilience for the region.
Hanscom Air Force Base
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
$1,278,280 to the University of Massachusetts, Lowell in support of Hanscom Air Force Base to construct a new cyber operations center with a sensitive compartmented information facility to support the region during critical incidents.
Joint Base Langley-Eustis
City of Hampton
$7,670,000 to the City of Hampton, Virginia in support of Joint Base Langley-Eustis to undertake a $10,960,000 project to construct a new joint-use firing range to replace two deficient and poorly located existing ranges.
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
$2,000,000 to Onslow County, North Carolina in support of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune to undertake a $11,420,073 project to rehabilitiate the runway at the Albert J. Ellis Airport, restoring its surface and the original load-bearing capacity, benefitting all travel to and from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Station New River, and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.
Naval Station Mayport
City of Atlantic Beach
$596,470 to the City of Atlantic Beach, Florida is support of Naval Station Mayport to undertake a $852,100 project to construct a new 12-inch water main to improve capacity and pressure for consumers directly adjacent to the installation and enable a future connection to the installation, providing water supply redundancy.
Minot Air Force Base
North Dakota Department of Transportation
$2,850,000 to the North Dakota Department of Transportation in support of Minot Air Force Base to undertake a $5,700,000 project to construct new highway culvert improvements on U.S.-2 and U.S.-52 to reduce washouts and allow for safer operations at the installation.
Mountain Home Air Force Base
City of Mountain Home
$4,495,000 to the City of Mountain Home, Idaho in support of Mountain Home Air Force Base to undertake a $6,495,000 project to construct new drinking water wells and associated infrastructure to support the development of additional housing and support infrastructure near the installation for personnel.
Philadelphia Navy Yard Annex
Pennsylvania Authority for Industrial Development
$1,042,609 to the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development, Pennsylvania in support of the Philadelphia Navy Yard Annex to undertake a $1,489,441 project to complete an east-west connection for the Philadelphia Navy Yard’s fiber-optic network, enabling secure, direct control, and monitoring of each electric grid substation, and other security enhancements at the installation.
Pohakuloa Training Area
State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources
$2,485,308 to the State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources in support of Pohakuloa Training Area to undertake a $2,485,308 project to construct a new firefighting and conservation warehouse to improve wildfire response and enable maintenance and repair of firefighting vehicles.
Fort Polk, LA
England Economic and Industrial Development District
$2,095,100 to the England Economic and Industrial Development District, Louisiana in support of Fort Polk to undertake a $2,993,000 project to construct a new wash rack at the Alexandria International Airport, Fort Polk’s Joint Readiness Training Center aerial point of debarkation, ensuring safer and more rapid transport of vehicles following training rotations.
Military Ocean Terminal, Sunny Point
City of Boiling Springs Lakes
$14,900,000 to the City of Boiling Springs Lakes, North Carolina in support of Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point to undertake a $51,845,000 project to restore four dams damaged by 2018 Hurricane Florence, reestablishing the safety and security of the dams, and mitigating flood risks to Army operations.
Vance Air Force Base
City of Enid
$2,847,000 to the City of Enid, Oklahoma in support of Vance Air Force Base to undertake a $6,184,375 project to construct new upgrades to Woodring Airport to expand operational capabilities, improve aircraft fueling and maintenance, and handle increased student load for the undergraduate pilot training mission.
Fort Wainwright - Black Rapids Training Site
Alaska Energy Authority
$12,752,540 to the Alaska Energy Authority in support of Fort Wainwright to undertake a $13,024,868 project to construct a 34-mile extension of electric transmission lines to the remote Black Rapids Training Site, where diesel generators presently provide the sole source of electrical power
West Virginia Army National Guard
West Virginia Military Authority
$400,000 to the West Virginia Military Authority in support of the West Virginia Army National Guard for the construction of new physical security infrastructure at the Rock Branch Warehouse, a joint-use facility that supports the National Guard, the United States Navy, and several state agencies.
Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth
City of White Settlement
$1,266,555 to the City of White Settlement, Texas in support of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth to undertake a $1,809,365 project to construct new drainage improvements to prevent flooding in existing residential areas, protecting the nearby Naval installation as well as an adjacent Texas National Guard facility and industrial properties.
Naval Weapons Station Yorktown
City of Newport News
$6,284,379 to the City of Newport News, Virginia in support of Naval Weapons Station Yorktown to undertake a $14,953,676 project to construct new improvements to the Harwood’s Mill Reservoir Dam to increase flood protection and ensure a reliable water supply to installations.
Yuma Proving Ground
Arizona Department of Transportation
$13,286,100 to the Arizona Department of Transportation in support of Yuma Proving Ground to undertake a $29,083,000 project to construct new improvements along U.S. Route 95 and the Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation Canal Bridge to provide safer and more reliable transport of personnel and equipment to and from the installation.
For information about past grant awardees, please click here.