Communities submitting proposals for the next round of Defense Community Infrastructure Program funding will be scored on the military value of their installations as determined during the 2005 BRAC round, Patrick O’Brien, the director of the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation, said Wednesday on a pre-proposal webinar.

If military value has changed since that analysis, the award selection committee may take that into account if the adjustment in value has been sufficiently released into the public domain.

Congress prioritized military value as the top factor in determining which projects should get funded. The second priority is installation resilience, followed by military family quality of life.

DCIP coordinators stressed the requirement that all applications must include a letter from the installation commander indicating they support the project. The requirements for that letter and other submission guidelines are outlined in the award solicitation on

Applications are due July 12. Grants are expected to be awarded in mid-September.

Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Clayton Lenhardt