Sending Office: Honorable Denny Heck
Sent By:
Graham.Markiewicz@mail.house.gov

        Request for Cosponsor(s)

Dear Colleague,

Roads surrounding military installations play an important role in preserving military readiness. While the last BRAC round increased the size of some military installations, the surrounding community infrastructure was left behind. Many avenues to enter
military bases are pushed beyond capacity creating traffic congestion and long wait times at gates. If our servicemembers can’t get to their base they can’t conduct training.

Last year Congress created the Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP) to address this pressing need and others like it. Now is the time to fully fund this program to the authorized level and encourage infrastructure projects near military installations.

The DCIP is a grant program for the Federal Government to assist state and local governments in addressing deficiencies in community infrastructure projects. Grants are for projects that are located outside of military installations but in support of military
installations.

These grants require a 20% match and are available to:

  • Transportation Projects
  • Schools, hospitals, police, fire, emergency response, or other community support facilities
  • Water, waste-water, telecommunications, electric, gas, or other utility infrastructure projects

Please join me in supporting this Amendment to H.R. 2740, the Appropriations Minibus, to increase funding from $30 million to $100 million for this important priority. This meaningful and long needed fix supports our national defense and national infrastructure. For
more information, please contact Graham Markiewicz in my office at Graham.Markiewicz@mail.house.gov or (202) 225-9740. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Denny Heck                                                                            

Member of Congress

 

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