Defense Community Infrastructure Program

The summary for the Defense Community Infrastructure Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Defense Community Infrastructure Program: Section 2391(d) of Title 10, United States Code (10 U.S.C. 2391), authorizes the Secretary of Defense to, “make grants, conclude cooperative agreements, and supplement funds available under Federal programs administered by agencies other than the Department of Defense, for projects owned by a State or local government, or a not-for-profit, member-owned utility service to address deficiencies in community infrastructure supportive of a military installation.” On May 14, 2021, the Deputy Secretary of Defense approved the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation to implement this program with the eligibility criteria and grant process provided under this notice.This notice identifies the criteria established for the selection of community infrastructure projects, noting most projects will likely reflect some combination of attributes that will enhance: (i) military value; (ii) military installation resilience; and/or, (iii) military family quality of life (including whether the impact of the community infrastructure on alleviating installation commuter workforce issues and the benefit of schools or other local infrastructure located off of a military installation that will support members of the armed forces and their dependents residing in the community) at a military installation.The Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (PL 116-260) provides $60 million to the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation for this program, and these funds expire if they are not obligated prior to September 30, 2021.Project proposals must include the endorsement of the local installation commander representing the installation benefitting from the proposed project, and will be competitively scored across review criteria identified in Section E., paragraph 1. of this notice. Local installation endorsement letters, among other information, should indicate the installation's willingness to support the local community's execution of the project (including the possible technical review of required National Environmental Policy Act environmental planning documents for the proposed project).Federal funds may supplement, but cannot substitute for or otherwise supplant other available public funds that are available for the proposed project, including funds from the Defense Access Roads Program, U.S. Department of Transportation grants, etc. School construction projects cannot be for public schools on military installations that are identified on the Secretary of Defense 2018 Public Schools on Military Installations Prioritized List.
Federal Grant Title: Defense Community Infrastructure Program
Federal Agency Name: Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (DOD-OEA)
Grant Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: OLDCC-21-F-0002
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 12.600
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: July 12th, 2021
Original Application Deadline: July 12th, 2021
Posted Date: May 18th, 2021
Creation Date: May 18th, 2021
Archive Date: August 11th, 2021
Total Program Funding: $60,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $20,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: July 3rd, 2021
Category Explanation
This Federal Funding Opportunity announces an opportunity to obtain funding from the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (formerly the Office of Economic Adjustment) to assist States and local governments, and not-for-profit, member-owned utility services in addressing deficiencies in community infrastructure supportive of a military installation under the Defense Community Infrastructure Program. This notice includes proposal requirements, the deadline for submitting proposals, and the criteria that will be used to competitively select proposal respondents to apply for a grant from the approximately $60 million available in Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations for this Program. The Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act established the following order of prioritization for community infrastructure projects under the Defense Community Infrastructure Program: enhancement of military value, enhancement of military installation resilience, and enhancement of military family quality of life. The Deputy Secretary of Defense approved this program on May 14, 2021. Proposals submitted under this notice must be construction-ready (able to “turn dirt”) within the first 12 months after award of a grant. Funds awarded through a grant are then available are for expenditure within five (5) years from the date of the grant award, and all disbursements for expenditures must be concluded before the end of that five (5) year period.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible proposers include state or local governments and not-for-profit, member-owned utility services owning infrastructure outside of, but supporting, a military installation. Entities other than those identified above as eligible to receive direct funding under this notice may partner with an eligible entity for project proposals. The term military installation means a base, camp, post, station, yard, center, homeport facility for any ship, or other activity under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense, including any leased facility, which is located within any of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or Guam. Such a term does not include any facility owned solely by the U.S. Coast Guard or those that would exclusively benefit a Coast Guard facility.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP)
Grant Announcement Contact
Mr. Daniel Glasson
Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation
2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 520
Arlington, VA 22202–3711
Office: (703) 697–2130 or (if on Telework) (571) 733-7467
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