Congressman James E. Clyburn

Proudly Serving the 6th District of South Carolina

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies

Full guidance from the Subcommittee is available here

The Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies will only accept community project funding requests in the following accounts:

  • MilCon - Construction and Unspecified Minor Construction - Active Components
    •  Army
    • Navy and Marine Corps
    • Air Force
    • Space Force
    • Defense-Wide Agencies (Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), etc.)
  • MilCon - Construction and Unspecified Minor Construction - Reserve Components
    • Army National Guard
    • Air National Guard
    • Army Reserve
    • Navy Reserve
    • Air Force Reserve
  • MilCon - Planning and Design
    • Army
    • Navy and Marine Corps
    • Air Force
    • Space Force
    • Defense-Wide Agencies (SOCOM, DHA, etc.)
    • Army National Guard
    • Air National Guard
    • Army Reserve
    • Navy Reserve
    • Air Force Reserve
  • Veterans Affairs - Construction, Minor Projects

Eligible projects must be for fiscal year 2022 funds only and cannot include a request for multi year funding. Projects must be shovel ready in fiscal year 2022 with 35 percent design complete and must be positioned to have contracts awarded in fiscal year 2022.

Military Construction - Lists of Eligible Community Projects

The eligible lists of community projects are those that are submitted to Congress by the Secretary of Defense. Projects that only appear on a list or FYDP provided by a base commander will not be accepted. Such lists include:

  • Future Year Defense Program (FYDP) – FYDP is a projection of the forces, resources, and programs needed to support DoD operations over a five-year span. The FYDP is released simultaneously with the President’s budget request. The updated document listing projects eligible for FY 2023 will be obtainable after the FY 2023 full budget rollout, through the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) website: https://comptroller.defense.gov/Budget-Materials/.  
  • Unfunded Requirements/Unfunded Priorities Lists (UFRs/UPLs) – UFRs/UPLs are lists that each Service provides to Congress that identify priority projects that were not included in the President’s budget request. These lists must be approved by the Secretary of Defense. UFRs/UPLs become available to Congress within ten days of the President’s full budget release and can be found by contacting the Congressional Liaison Offices of the Armed Services.
  • Cost-to-completes (CTCs) – CTCs are projects that have previously received an appropriation but require additional funding for completion. These lists represent the requirements identified by each Service for the additional funding necessary to complete a project. The lists are approved by each Service Secretary and can be obtained by contacting the Congressional Liaison Offices of the Armed Services. 
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*Note: the average award for Military Construction projects in FY 2022 was $18 million. Note the Committee may consider similar project amounts for FY 2023, and any caps will be determined by the Chair after reviewing the full universe of requests.

Military Construction - Construction and Unspecified Minor Construction - Active Components

Click here to download the project request form for the Mil-Con Active Components account

Eligible community project requests include both construction and unspecified minor military construction projects for active components. An unspecified minor military construction project is a project that has an approved cost equal to or less than $6,000,000. The types of projects under this heading include construction, installation, equipment of temporary or permanent public works, military installations, and facilities for the accounts listed below:

  • Army
  • Navy and Marine Corps
  • Air Force
  • Space Force
  • Defense-Wide Agencies (SOCOM, DHA, etc.)

Military Construction - Construction and Unspecified Minor Construction - Reserve Components

Click here to download the project request form for the Mil-Con Reserve Components account

Eligible community project requests include both construction and unspecified minor military construction projects for Reserve Components. An unspecified minor military construction project is a project that has an approved cost equal to or less than $6,000,000. 

Some Reserve Component projects require a State funding match. Confirm that the project has current State match funding before the request can be considered.

The types of projects under this heading include construction, expansion, rehabilitation, and conversion of facilities for training and administration for the accounts listed below:

  • Army National Guard
  • Air National guard
  • Army Reserve
  • Navy Reserve
  • Air Force Reserve

Military Construction - Planning and Design

Click here to download the project request form for the Mil-Con Planning & Design account

The types of projects under this heading include improving facility resilience, study, planning, design, and architect and engineer services for the below accounts:

  • Army
  • Navy and Marine Corps
  • Air Force
  • Defense-Wide Agencies (SOCOM, DHA, etc.)
  • Army National Guard
  • Air National Guard
  • Army Reserve
  • Navy Reserve
  • Air Force Reserve

Veterans Affairs - Construction, Minor Projects

Click here to download the project request form for Veterans Affairs - Construction, Minor Projects account

The subcommittee will not consider requests for community projects unless they appear on VA’s 2023 Construction SCIP List.

VA has three types of construction projects: Major Construction (projects that are expected to cost above $20,000,000), Minor Construction (projects that are expected to cost equal to or less than $20,000,000), and Nonrecurring Maintenance (NRM) (projects that consist of upkeep, construction and maintaining building systems). The classification of each construction project is determined by VA.

Community project funding requests are eligible ONLY for VA Minor Construction projects.

VA’s Minor Construction program includes capital projects with costs equal to or less than $20,000,000, particularly projects that construct new space instead of renovating existing space. Examples may include expanding existing facility square footage to provide additional healthcare capacity, construction of specialty care buildings or clinics, building of parking structures, or expanding gravesite space at cemeteries.

Veterans memorials, parks, museums, and other similar projects are not eligible for community project funding. Funds are also not available for direct grants to veterans organizations or for local programmatic efforts.

The Committee will only consider projects that appear on VA’s Integrated Department Wide Priority List for 2023 Construction Projects (2023 Construction SCIP List). This list will be included in the FY 2023 President’s Budget submission. The yearly Construction SCIP List includes projects that have been reviewed by VA and are determined to be at an advanced enough stage to receive funds. This will ensure that Federal dollars are not set aside for projects that are not yet ready to spend them. Please note that while this list includes both Major Construction and Minor Construction projects, only Minor Construction projects will be considered for Member requests. 

Criteria for VA Community Project Funding (CPF):

  • The subcommittee will consider supporting Community Project Funding only for VA Minor Construction projects that are equal to or less than $20,000,000 in total estimated project cost, and they must be included in the 2023 Construction SCIP List (this list will be included in the FY 2023 President’s Budget submission materials).
  • Projects must be listed as unfunded on VA’s 2023 Construction SCIP List with $0 in the 2023 Request column. Projects with a dollar amount in the 2023 Request column are requested in the President’s budget request, and if requested, should be submitted as programmatic requests. 
  • Funding for a CPF project will be capped at 10 percent of the total estimated cost of the project to support planning and design that can be executed within twelve months of receiving funding. (Similar projects on the FY 2022 list would generally have been in the range of $1,000,000 to $2,000,000.)
  • Exceptions to the 10 percent cap may be made for projects where construction is ready to be supported in year one, and only applies to some National Cemetery Administration (NCA) Minor Construction projects. Please consult with the subcommittee and VA to determine if the full scope of an NCA project can be executable in one year.