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Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot (DCIP) Program

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U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) - Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC)

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07/18/22 5:00 PM PDT Receipt


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Grants to USA and territories state and local governments for community infrastructure projects that benefit the military. Applicants are advised that required registrations must be completed prior to applying. Funding is intended to support projects such as improved transportation, infrastructure, and other community necessities that enhance: (i) military value; (ii) military installation resilience; and/or, (iii) military family quality of life.

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 at a military installation, military installation resilience or military family quality of life at the supported military installation;
  • 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.

Proposed stormwater management projects involving retrofitting a defense access road to reduce stormwater runoff and ponding or standing water that includes the combination of stormwater runoff and water levels resulting from extreme weather conditions shall be given priority over other proposed stormwater projects, in accordance 10 U.S.C. 2815(a)(c).

Proposed projects enhancing military family quality of life, where applicable, should specify the impact of the proposed community infrastructure project on alleviating installation commuter workforce issues and the benefit of schools or other local infrastructure located off a military installation that will support members of the armed forces and their dependents residing in the community.

Proposers are specifically encouraged to highlight how/whether the proposed project supports broader efforts towards minimizing potential interruptions to the installation mission, including energy resilience, and other efforts to better sustain the installation mission.

Proposed community infrastructure projects will be evaluated with the following order of prioritization: enhancement of military value at a military installation, enhancement of military installation resilience, and enhancement of military family quality of life at a local military installation.

For information about eligible costs, see p. 7 of the NOFO in Attached Files below. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 196514

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Estimated Size of Grant:

- Award Ceiling: $20,000,000
- Award Floor: $250,000

Term of Contract:

Projects must break ground within 1 year, and be completed within 5 years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation may award grants under this notice to State and local governments for community infrastructure projects owned by a State or local government or not-for-profit, member-owned utility. “State” and “local government” are defined in 2 C.F.R. Part 200.1. Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 200, paragraphs 331 through 333 (2 C.F.R. Part 200.331-.333) prescribes how entities eligible to receive funding under the Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program (State and local governments) may act as pass-through entities. For example, not-for-profit, member-owned utilities may receive funding as a sub-recipient to a State or local government, and projects owned by such utilities must comply with federal interest rules described in the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation’s grant terms and conditions.

Eligible projects must be 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.

Projects cannot be located on military installation-owned or leased property.

Pre-Application Information:

Complete proposals for Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program grants must be received by the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation by 5 p.m. PDT on July 18, 2022.

Once approved, the listing will be provided to the Director, Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation, to invite a formal grant application on or about August 15, 2022. All grant agreements must be issued and countersigned prior to September 23, 2022, so the appropriated funds can be obligated no later than September 30, 2022.

Each Applicant is required to: be registered in SAM before submitting its grant application, provide a valid unique entity identifier in its application, and continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation.

Except as provided in the NOFO for projects in rural areas or projects that are advantageous for national security reasons, State or local government recipients must agree to contribute not less than thirty percent (30%) of the total funding required for the community infrastructure project. See pp. 4-5 of the NOFO in Attached Files below for additional details.

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Mr. Adam Wright
Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation
2231 Crystal Dr., Suite 520
Arlington, VA 22202
Office: 703-697-2088
Mobile: 571-721-9861

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

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