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Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP)

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies for
Community Infrastructure Projects

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

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07/12/21 5:00 PM PDT


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Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations and government agencies for community infrastructure projects that benefit the military. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to 8 weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support projects 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, school, hospital, police, fire, emergency response, or other community support facility; or water, wastewater, telecommunications, electric, gas, or other utility infrastructure project, that:

  • Support a military installation;
  • Are owned by a state or local government or a not-for-profit, member-owned utility service;
  • Will enhance military value, military installation resilience or military family quality of life at the supported military installation;
  • Endorsed by the local installation commander representing the installation benefitting from the propose project; and,
  • Are construction-ready.

Proposed projects enhancing military family quality of life, where applicable, should specify how the impact of the enhancement project on community infrastructure alleviates installation commuter workforce issues and the benefit of schools or other local infrastructure located off of 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 project proposed supports broader efforts towards minimizing potential interruptions to the mission, including energy resiliency, and other efforts to better sustain the local mission.

The Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act established the following order of prioritization for infrastructure projects under the Defense Community Infrastructure Program: 1) enhancement of military value; 2) enhancement of military installation resilience; and, 3) enhancement of military family quality of life.

For information about eligible activities and eligible costs, see pages 4-5 of the Defense Community Infrastructure Program Federal Funding Opportunity document 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:

Proposals submitted under this notice must be construction-ready (able to “turn dirt”) within the first 12 months after award of a grant. Funds awarded through a grant are then available are for expenditure within five (5) years from the date of the grant award, and all disbursements for expenditures must be concluded before the end of that five (5) year period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible proposers include state or local governments and not-for-profit, member-owned utility services owning infrastructure outside of, but supporting, a military installation. Entities other than those identified above as eligible to receive direct funding under this notice may partner with an eligible entity for project proposals. The term military installation means a base, camp, post, station, yard, center, homeport facility for any ship, or other activity under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense, including any leased facility, which is 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. Such a term does not include any facility owned solely by the U.S. Coast Guard or those that would exclusively benefit a Coast Guard facility.

Pre-proposal Conference:

OLDCC will hold a pre-proposal webinar on June 2, 2021 at 3 PM EDT (12 PM PDT), to review the goals and objectives of the Federal Funding Opportunity and answer questions from interested respondents. To participate in the June 2nd webinar, see

Pre-Application Information:

Complete proposals must be submitted through by 5 p.m. PDT on July 12, 2021.

Each proposer invited to be an applicant for a grant is required to: (a) provide a valid Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number; (b) be registered in SAM before submitting its application; and, (c) 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 a Federal awarding agency.

Before responding to opportunities, users must have an account with both and registration can take anywhere from 4-8 weeks. Account creation on can take up to 10 days. See for registration instructions.

Match Information:
- Proposed projects in rural areas, including a city, town, or unincorporated area that have a population of not more than 100,000 inhabitants, will not be required to provide match funding. Project areas asserting rural eligibility must state explicitly in their proposal their status as a rural project area.
- Projects in non-rural areas, including a city, town, or unincorporated area that has a population greater than 100,000 inhabitants must agree to contribute 30% or more of the funding for the proposed project.
- Projects regardless may be eligible for a match funding waiver on the basis of national security needs or importance. In such instances, the proposer must assert in their proposal the basis for this waiver, including a signed statement from the cognizant Military Department Secretary (or if one is not confirmed, the Acting Military Department Secretary) attesting to the national security need / importance of the proposed project.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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