Grant Details

Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP) - FY 2024

Agency: U.S. Department of Defense
CFDA: 12.027
Federal FON: OLDCC-24-F-0001
Office: Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC)
Multipart Grant: No
Next Due: 06/17/2024 (Proposal)
Solicitation Date: 03/28/2024
Match Required: Yes
Match Type: Unspecified
Actual Funds: $100,000,000 (Confirmed)
Award Range: $250,000 (Min) / $20,000,000 (Max)

The purpose of this program is to address deficiencies in community infrastructure supportive of a military installation. For the purposes of this program, community infrastructure includes projects related to transportation; schools; hospitals; police, fire, or emergency response, or other community support facilities; and utility projects, including water, wastewater, telecommunications, electric, and natural gas facilities. All proposed projects must be construction-ready and result in a standalone project that produces complete and usable facilities; improvements to existing facilities; or that completes a distinct, definable phase of a larger project which will be completed during the project period.

Projects will be prioritized in the following order:

  • Enhancement of military value
  • Contribution to the training of cadets enrolled in an independent program at a covered educational institution
  • Enhancement of military installation resilience
  • Enhancement of military family quality of life

Applicants are encouraged to highlight how/whether the project supports broader efforts toward minimizing potential interruptions to the installation mission, including energy resilience, and other efforts to better sustain the installation mission. Applicants are also encouraged to address the extent to which the project incorporates energy efficiency and/or carbon reduction measures.

Proposed stormwater management projects involving retrofitting a defense access road to reduce stormwater runoff and ponding or standing water that includes the combination of stormwater runoff and water levels resulting from extreme weather conditions will be given priority over other proposed stormwater projects.

Eligible costs include only hard construction and renovation costs, such as the costs directly associated with project administration, inspection, construction, utilities, and contingency costs required to execute the project, as well as costs of capital equipment affixed to the real property with a depreciable life of not fewer than seven years.

Optional webinars are scheduled for this program. Refer to the Application section for details.

Last Updated: March 29, 2024

Eligibility Notes:

Eligible applicants are:

  • State governments
  • Local governments

Entities other than those identified above may partner with an eligible entity. In addition, eligible applicants may act as pass-through entities. For example, nonprofit, member-owned utilities may receive funding as a subrecipient to a state or local government, and projects owned by such utilities must comply with federal interest rules.

The facility addressed in the proposal must not be located on a military installation unless it is on property under the jurisdiction of a military department that is also subject to a real estate agreement, including a lease or an easement, held by an eligible community. The facility or project itself must be owned by a state or local government or a nonprofit, member-owned utility.

For the purposes of this program, a military installation is defined as a base, camp, post, station, yard, center, homeport facility for any ship, or other activity under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Defense, including any leased facility, which is located within any state, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. A military installation does not include any facility used primarily for civil works, rivers, and harbors projects, or flood control projects.

Proposals must include a letter of support from the local installation commander representing the installation benefiting from the proposed project. Proposals for projects that will contribute to the training of cadets enrolled in an independent program at a covered educational institution must include a letter of support from an installation commander for an installation benefiting from the proposed project, regardless of the distance between the covered educational institution and the installation benefiting from the project.

Applicants may submit multiple proposals; however, installation commanders must state their priorities in the required installation commander letter of support that must accompany each proposal.

Multiple projects may be combined into one proposal only if they are intrinsically interdependent of each other.

Previous award recipients include:

  • City of San Antonio (TX)
  • Northern California Power Agency (CA)
  • Jacksonville Port Authority (FL)
  • Waynesville R-VI School District (MO)
  • North Dakota Department of Transportation (ND)

Refer to the Award file for additional information on previous award recipients.

Eligible Applicants:
Local Government
Schools/School Districts
State Government
Application Notes:

Mandatory proposals must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. PT on June 17, 2024.

Proposals must be submitted online at

Proposals must include:

  • SF 424
  • Cover page
  • Installation need
  • Letters of support
  • Project description
  • Project engineering information
  • Project parties
  • Funding sources
  • Project budget
  • Project development schedule
  • Environmental compliance
  • Planning and permitting approvals
  • Grants management
  • Submitting official
  • National security waiver attestation (if applicable)
  • Attachments

Proposals are limited to 21 pages and must be formatted on single-sided, single-spaced pages with one-inch margins and 11-point Times New Roman font. The page limit includes all maps, drawings, and attachments, except for the SF 424, the independent third-party cost estimate, and documents evidencing construction readiness. Applicants may access at their discretion a template to use for the cover page online at

The following are required in order to submit an application:

  • Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number
  • SAM (System for Award Management) registration
  • SPOC (state Single Point of Contact) notification

Applicants may obtain a UEI number and verify or renew SAM registration status at Applicants in states participating in the SPOC program must contact the relevant SPOC listed in the SPOC file before applying.

Optional webinars will be held for this program as follows:

January 25, 2024
3:00 p.m. ET

April 18, 2024
3:00 p.m. ET

Details regarding participation in the April 18, 2024, webinar will be available online at A recording of the January 25, 2024, webinar can be found online at

Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria: 

  • Prioritization of defense community infrastructure program enhancement:
    • Projects that will enhance military value (45 points)
    • Projects that will contribute to the training of cadets enrolled in an independent program at a covered educational institution (39 points)
    • Projects that will enhance installation resilience (33 points)
    • Projects that will enhance military family quality of life (27 points)
  • Construction readiness of the project (30 points)
  • Assessment of project need (20 points)

Applicants submitting successful proposals will be invited on approximately August 8, 2024, to submit a formal application.

Refer to the NOFA and Guide files for additional application information.

Match Required: Yes
Match Type: Unspecified
Actual Funds: $100,000,000 (Confirmed)
Award Range: $250,000 (Min) / $20,000,000 (Max)
Match Notes:

In general, applicants must provide at least 30 percent of the total project costs. Matching funds are not required for projects located in rural areas, defined as a city, town, or unincorporated area that has a population of fewer than 100,000 inhabitants. In addition, matching funds are not required for projects that are determined to be advantageous for reasons related to national security.

Soft planning costs required for the planning, design, and execution of the proposed project are only allowable as a source of matching funds.

Use of other federal funding as match must demonstrate allowability from the other federal agency.

If an applicant intends to use both funds from the funding agency and funds from another federal agency for the same project, then the funds from the funding agency may not be used to satisfy a funding contribution required by the other federal agency.

Proposals relying on contributions sourced from other federal funds that have not been awarded through a counter-signed financial award at the time of proposal submission will not be considered.

The waiving of rent money for the proposed built-out space may not be used for the matching requirement.

Funding Notes:

A total of $100 million is available to support awards ranging from $250,000 to $20 million through this program.

All award agreements must be issued and countersigned prior to September 17, 2024, to ensure the appropriated funds are obligated no later than September 30, 2024.

Construction must commence within one year of funding, and projects must be completed within five years.

Construction contingency costs are limited to 15 percent of the proposed project.

Funds may not be used for:

  • School construction or renovation projects for facilities listed in the April 2019 Secretary of Defense 2018 Public Schools on Military Installations Prioritized List
  • Project cost overruns
  • Supplanting other available federal funds
  • Costs incurred prior to August 13, 2018
  • Operations and maintenance costs
  • Work needed to comply with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) NEPA
  • Matching other partially federally funded projects

For FY 2023, approximately $100 million was distributed via 17 awards ranging from $643,300 to $13,725,400 through this program. For FY 2022, approximately $90 million was distributed via 19 awards ranging from $400,000 to $14.9 million. For FY 2021, approximately $60 million was distributed via 13 awards ranging from $250,000 to $10 million. Refer to the Award file for details.


Colonel Sally Hannan
Program Activity Lead
(703) 697-2206

Agency Address
U.S. Department of Defense
Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation
2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 520
Arlington, VA 22202

Contact Notes:

Questions should be directed to Sally Hannan.

Proposals must be submitted online at

The agency address provided is for reference purposes only.

Award File: US15672_Award_FY2024.pdf (883.6 Kb)
Other Pre-Award File: US15672_FactSheet_FY2024.pdf (680.0 Kb)
Other Pre-Award File: US15672_WebinarPresentation_FY2024.pdf (491.6 Kb)
NOFA File: US15672_NOFA_FY2024.pdf (300.4 Kb)
Guide File: US15672_Guide_FY2024.pdf (1.3 Mb)
Other Pre-Award File: US15672_Overview_FY2024.pdf (94.2 Kb)
Other Pre-Award File: US15672_FAQ_FY2024.pdf (168.8 Kb)
Federal Forms:
SPOC (195.6 Kb)
File Notes:

The NOFA file contains the full solicitation for this program. The Guide file contains detailed application instructions. The FactSheet file contains a fact sheet for this program. The WebinarPresentation file contains the presentation slides from a webinar held for this program. The Overview file contains general program information, including information regarding a webinar scheduled for this program. The FAQ file contains a list of answers to frequently asked questions regarding this program. The Award file contains information on previous award recipients. The SPOC file contains information on the state Single Point of Contact program.

March 29, 2024
Full solicitation information for this program has been released and attached as the NOFA file. All sections have been updated accordingly.

January 31, 2024
A recording of the webinar for this program has been released, and a link to the presentation is available in the Application section. Additionally, the slides of the webinar have been released and attached as the WebinarPresentation file. All relevant sections have been updated accordingly.

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Grant Categories
Community Development
Information Technology/Telecommunications
Human Services
Domestic Preparedness/Homeland Security