The DOD Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation announced 19 grants through the Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program (DCIP).
“The Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program is critical in delivering public infrastructure and services that not only benefit our local installations but help to support our service members, their families and the department’s mission while building key partnerships and resiliency at the state and local level,” Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment William LaPlante said in a release.
Grants are awarded to local and state governments to develop off-base infrastructure projects that benefit both the community and the military. The official announcement includes a summary of the projects, which were awarded to:
- Alaska Energy Authority (Fort Wainwright – Black Rapids Training Site)
- Anchorage, Alaska (Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson)
- Arizona Department of Transportation (Yuma Proving Ground)
- Atlantic Beach, Florida (Naval Station Mayport)
- Boiling Springs Lakes, North Carolina (Military Ocean Terminal, Sunny Point)
- England Economic and Industrial Development District, Louisiana (Fort Polk)
- Enid, Oklahoma (Vance Air Force Base)
- Hampton, Virginia (Joint Base Langley-Eustis)
- Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (Pohakuloa Training Area)
- Massachusetts Development Finance Agency (Fort Devens Reserve Forces Training Area)
- Mountain Home, Idaho (Mountain Home Air Force Base)
- Newport News, Virginia (Naval Weapons Station Yorktown)
- North Dakota Department of Transportation (Minot Air Force Base)
- Onslow County, North Carolina (Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune)
- Pennsylvania Authority for Industrial Development (Philadelphia Navy Yard Annex)
- University of Massachusetts, Lowell (Hanscom Air Force Base)
- Walton County, Florida (Eglin Air Force Base)
- West Virginia Military Authority (West Virginia Army National Guard)
- White Settlement, Texas (Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth)
The awards total about $90 million, to be combined with about $100 million from other funding sources.
Air Force photo from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson by Senior Airman Patrick Sullivan