Community Resources

Capital Improvement Planning

Program Overview/Purpose

The CDBG Capital Improvement Planning (CIP) grant provides funds to help communities create or update a Local Inventory of Governmental Capital Assets & a Local Capital Improvement Plan & Budget. The CIP process requires communities to create strategic plans for addressing the needs for publicly owned capital assets. By prioritizing capital budget needs, a community is better prepared to meet the financial requirements for enhancing its local infrastructure & paving the way for future community & economic growth & stability.

Geographical Information Systems (Geo) & Capital Improvement Planning (CIP)
GeoCIP® combines Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology & Capital Improvement Planning (CIP) or local government asset management practices into a standardized process for creating a GIS-based inventory of local government assets to be used in annually evaluating asset conditions, setting improvement priorities for assets & updating the local government capital budget.

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GeoCIP® Helps Communities Improve Strategic Planning & Operations

  • Provides a GIS-based, comprehensive & detailed inventory & mapping of local government owned assets – the same tools used by larger communities
  • Provides a standardized guide to local governments who have little or no structured way of taking care of the needs of infrastructure management
  • Establishes a local administrative & policy framework for making responsible capital budgetary decisions
  • Clarifies & projects economic & demographic trends likely to influence the needs for new & expanded local capital facilities
  • Estimates the cost for repairs, replacements & expansions that incorporate mandatory, essential, desirable & deferrable needs
  • Provides small grants to aid in the costs incurred


  • Eligible applicants are units of local government (counties & incorporated towns or cities) except the following:
    • Entitlement cities: Edmond, Enid, Lawton, Midwest City, Norman, Oklahoma City, Shawnee & Tulsa.
    • Participants in the CDBG Urban County Designation for Tulsa County: Bixby, Broken Arrow, Collinsville, Glenpool, Jenks, Owasso, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Sperry, & all the unincorporated portions of Tulsa County.
  • Eligible applicants must have an existing Local Inventory of Capital Assets & a Local capital Improvement Plan & Budget.
  • All Capital Improvement Planning set-aside projects must qualify their proposals under the national objective to benefit at least 51% of people earning low to moderate incomes.
  • Grant participants must conduct the project in accordance with the current version of the GeoCIP® Toolkit as provided by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
  • Grant participants must contract with a local COG (Council of Governments) for implementation of a CIP including administrative & technical aspects of the program.
YearTotal Program FundingDeadline
2012 $400,000 Closed
2013 $400,000 Closed
2014 $400,000 Closed

Grant amounts are based on individual project assessments & particular assets of the local government.

To Apply

Contact your local COG for more information on scheduling a GeoCIP® for your local government.

Technical assistance regarding eligible projects, project concepts, the application guidelines & other information pertaining to the CDBG GeoCIP® Program is available upon request.

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