Section 2391(d) of Title 10, United States Code (10 U.S.C.
§ 2391(d)), authorizes the Secretary of Defense to “make grants, conclude cooperative agreements, and supplement funds available under Federal programs administered by agencies other than the Department of Defense, to assist
State and local governments to address deficiencies in community infrastructure supportive of a military installation.” Community infrastructure projects are transportation projects, communitysupport facilities (e.g., schools, hospitals, police, fire, and emergency response), and utility infrastructure projects (e.g., water, waste-water, telecommunications, electric, gas, etc.) that are located off of a military installation, support a military installation, and are owned by a State or local government or a not-for-profit, member owned utility service.This notice identifies the criteria established for the selection of community infrastructure projects.
Proposals will be competitively scored across these criteria, identified in Section E.,paragraph 1. of this notice.
Through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (Pub.
117-103), $90 million in funding is available for this program.
Funds awarded in Fiscal Year 2022 expire if they are not obligated prior to the close of business on September 30, 202 2. Project proposals must include the endorsement of the local installation commander representing the installation benefitting from the proposed project.
Local installation endorsement letters should indicate the installation’s need for the project and willingness to support the local community’s execution of the project, including assisting the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation with the technical review of any required National Environmental Policy Act environmental planning documents for the proposed project.The Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation may supplement funds available under Federal programs administered by agencies other than the Department of Defense.
Additionally, subject to statutory authority, the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation may transfer funds to another Federal agency for that agency’s award to State or local governments.
School construction projects that would otherwise meet the statutory criteria for a “communityinfrastructure project” cannot be for public schools that are identified on the Secretary of Defense 2018 Public Schools on Military Installations Prioritized List approved in April 201 9.