The Biden administration is asking Congress for $50 million to fund the Defense Community Infrastructure Program in fiscal year 2022, according to budget documents released by the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation.
That’s the same amount the program received in its first year, fiscal year 2020. For fiscal year 2021, the figure went up to $60 million. Applications are currently being accepted for the fiscal year 2021 awards, as On Base reported.
“DCIP is the only means the Department has to competitively leverage off-post state and local investments through direct grant funding to strengthen the resiliency of our installations against natural and man-made threats,” the request states. “These enhancements can take up to five years to complete given the necessary permitting, environmental reviews, planning and design, and actual construction. This additional funding will directly enable more enhancements and accelerate delivery of completed projects.”
The budget request describes some recent DCIP projects, including those at Fort Dyess, Texas, Fort Irwin, California, and Joint Region Marianas.
Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez