The Department of Defense today announced the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation award of 19 grants totaling approximately $90 million under the Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program. The Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program is a competitive program for states and communities to undertake infrastructure enhancements to support military value, installation resiliency, and/or family quality of life that benefits their local installations.
Included in the awards: $596,470 to the City of Atlantic Beach in support of Naval Station Mayport for the construction of a new 12-inch water main to improve capacity and pressure for consumers directly adjacent to the installation, and enable a future connection to the installation, providing water supply redundancy.
On August 15, Dr. William A. LaPlante, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, instructed the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation to invite grant applications from 19 proposers based on a competitive ranking of all proposed projects in response to the May 9, 2022, Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program Notice of Funding Opportunity.
These awards derive from Fiscal Year 2022 appropriated funding and leverage an additional $98,882,912 million in non-Federal and other Federal funding for a total investment of $188,579,140 million.
“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,” said LaPlante.
Groundbreaking on these projects may commence once all environmental requirements have been met.
The Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program is authorized under 10 U.S. Code § 2391.
For more information about the Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program, visit this website: https://oldcc.gov/defense-community-infrastructure-program-dcip.