Department of Defense Approves $90 Million in Grants Under Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program

U.S. Department of Defense

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.

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.

The grant awards are as follows, in alphabetical order by installation:

  • $4,653,757 to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency in support of Fort Devens Reserve Forces Training Area for the construction of a new fire station to enable relocation from current inadequate space and to co-locate a regional emergency dispatch center and community police department.
  • $3,493,130 to Walton County, Florida in support of Eglin Air Force Base for the construction of a new fire station to enable wildland firefighting and faster deployment of emergency medical services.
  • $5,300,000 to the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska in support of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson for the construction of a new Port of Alaska microgrid, battery energy storage, and electrical infrastructure to provide energy resilience for the region.
  • $1,278,280 to the University of Massachusetts, Lowell in support of Hanscom Air Force Base for the construction of a new cyber operations center with a sensitive compartmented information facility to support the region during critical incidents.
  • $7,670,000 to the City of Hampton, Virginia in support of Joint Base Langley-Eustis for the construction of a new joint-use firing range to replace two deficient and poorly located existing ranges.
  • $2,000,000 to Onslow County, North Carolina in support of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune for the rehabilitation of the runway at the Albert J. Ellis Airport, restoring its surface and the original load-bearing capacity, benefitting all travel to and from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Station New River and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.
  • $596,470 to the City of Atlantic Beach, Florida is 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.
  • $2,850,000 to the North Dakota Department of Transportation in support of Minot Air Force Base for the construction of new highway culvert improvements on U.S.-2 and U.S.-52 to reduce washouts and allow for safer operations at the installation.
  • $4,495,000 to the City of Mountain Home, Idaho in support of Mountain Home Air Force Base for the construction of new drinking water wells and associated infrastructure to support the development of additional housing and support infrastructure near the installation for personnel.
  • $1,042,609 to the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development, Pennsylvania in support of the Philadelphia Navy Yard Annex to complete an east-west connection for the Philadelphia Navy Yard’s fiber-optic network, enabling secure, direct control, and monitoring of each electric grid substation, and other security enhancements at the installation.
  • $2,485,308 to the State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources in support of Pohakuloa Training Area for the construction of a new firefighting and conservation warehouse to improve wildfire response and enable maintenance and repair of firefighting vehicles.
  • $2,095,100 to the England Economic and Industrial Development District, Louisiana in support of Fort Polk for the construction of a new wash rack at the Alexandria International Airport, Fort Polk’s Joint Readiness Training Center aerial point of debarkation, ensuring safer and more rapid transport of vehicles following training rotations.
  • $14,900,000 to the City of Boiling Springs Lake, North Carolina in support of Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point for the restoration of four dams damaged by 2018 Hurricane Florence, reestablishing the safety and security of the dams, and mitigating flood risks to Army operations.
  • $2,847,000 to the City of Enid, Oklahoma in support of Vance Air Force Base for the construction of new upgrades to Woodring Airport to expand operational capabilities, improve aircraft fueling and maintenance, and handle increased student load for the undergraduate pilot training mission.
  • $12,752,540 to the Alaska Energy Authority in support of Fort Wainwright for the construction of a 34-mile extension of electric transmission lines to the remote Black Rapids Training Site, where diesel generators presently provide the sole source of electrical power.
  • $400,000 to the West Virginia Military Authority in support of the West Virginia Army National Guard for the construction of new physical security infrastructure at the Rock Branch Warehouse, a joint-use facility that supports the National Guard, the United States Navy, and several state agencies.
  • $1,266,555 to the City of White Settlement, Texas in support of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth for the construction of new drainage improvements to prevent flooding in existing residential areas, protecting the nearby Naval installation as well as an adjacent Texas National Guard facility and industrial properties.
  • $6,284,379 to the City of Newport News, Virginia in support of Naval Weapons Station Yorktown for the construction of new improvements to the Harwood’s Mill Reservoir Dam to increase flood protection and ensure a reliable water supply to installations.
  • $13,286,100 to the Arizona Department of Transportation in support of Yuma Proving Ground for the construction of new improvements along U.S. Route 95 and the Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation Canal Bridge to provide safer and more reliable transport of personnel and equipment to and from the installation.

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.

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