TWO METHODS FOR ADVANCING SOLUTIONS USING CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS 1. Air Force Community Partnership Program (AFCP)
Since January 2013, the Air Force Community Partnership (AFCP) Program has provided a framework through which installation and community leaders can leverage their unique capabilities to enhance mission performance, reduce costs, and improve quality of life. Although typically these partnerships support mission readiness, there are examples where unique partnerships have supported family readiness, particularly in the Five & Thrive categories. Find out here how Goodfellow AFB has been recognized for their outstanding AFCP.
Click here for more information on how your installation can identify requirements and formulate a course of action.
2. Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP)
The Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP) is designed to enhance military value, installation resilience, and military family quality of life. The DCIP authorizes the Secretary of Defense to make grants, conclude cooperative agreements, and supplement funds available under other Federal programs in support of the program (Title 10 §2391(d) Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program).
For more information on 2020 and 2021 Grant Awardees click here. 2020 grants assisted military families in three of the Five & Thrive categories (Childcare, Education, and Healthcare) at multiple locations.
Defense Community Infrastructure Program Given Major Boost to $90 million in Budget for FY22. To download the DCIP Fact Sheet click here.
For more information on how installations can apply for these grants click here.