OEA: ‘Context Will Matter’ in DCIP Applications
Posted on June 3, 2020

The Office of Economic Adjustment answered public questions Tuesday about the application process for funding in the pilot Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP). OEA first released the Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) last week.

Responses are due June 26. Those will be reviewed by an inter-agency panel. Reviewers will prioritize projects that improve quality of life for service members, enhance resilience or provide mission value – in that order.

“There could be many ways an infrastructure project could enhance” quality of life, OEA Deputy Director Daniel Glasson said on Tuesday’s webinar. “Context will matter…. We will look to the narrative of how that project will address the requirements.”

The highest-ranked FFO responses will be invited by Aug. 8 to submit a formal grant application in September. OEA plans to disburse the funds by the end of the fiscal year.

OEA will post a recording of Tuesday’s webinar and said it will post all answers and questions by Thursday afternoon alongside other documents on the grants.gov announcement.

Air Force photo by William Birchfield

Post courtesy of the Association of Defense Communities

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