DCIP Grants Awarded to 17 Projects in 12 States; Owens Cites ‘One Community’ Approach

September 25, 2023

The DOD Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation announced Friday this fiscal year’s recipients of the Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot (DCIP) Program, naming 17 projects in 12 states. The awards totaled about $100 million, with additional funding committed by awardees.

“DCIP is a competitive program for states and communities to undertake infrastructure enhancements to support military value, [training], installation resiliency and/or family quality of life that [benefit] their local installations,” according to an OLDCC press release.

The awardees were named in a fact sheet that describes the projects. The awarded entities and their connected installations, are:

  • Municipality of Anchorage – Port of Alaska (Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson)
  • The Northern California Power Agency (Sierra Army Depot)
  • Jacksonville Port Authority, Florida (Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island)
  • City of Pensacola, Florida (Naval Air Station Pensacola and Naval Air Station Whiting Field)
  • Santa Rosa County, Florida (Naval Air Station Whiting Field)
  • Lowndes County Board of Commissioners, Georgia (Moody Air Force Base)
  • State of Hawaii (Pohakuloa Training Area)
  • Bayview Water and Sewer District, Idaho (Naval Station Everett – Acoustic Research Detachment, Bayview)
  • City of Leesville, Louisiana (Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Johnson)
  • Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana (Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans) (two awards)
  • Harrison Charter Township, Michigan (Selfridge Air National Guard Base)
  • Town of New Boston, New Hampshire (New Boston Space Force Station)
  • Western Reserve Port Authority, Ohio (Youngstown Air Reserve Station)
  • City of San Antonio (Texas Army National Guard Martindale Army Heliport)
  • City of Norfolk, Virginia (Naval Station Norfolk)
  • City of Virginia Beach, Virginia (Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story)

“Executing the mission during an emergency is only possible if our service members and civilians can get to their base,” said Brendan Owens, assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and environment. “Since 2020, DCIP has leveraged partnerships at the local level to build a ‘one community’ approach to delivering infrastructure that enables the Department of Defense to execute its mission, supports our service members, their families and civilians, and improves the resilience of the communities that our installations rely on.”

ADC photo of Owens by Will Noonan

September 25, 2023

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