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Navajo Nation Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan

“Infrastructure is the basic physical and organizational structure needed for the operation of a society or enterprise, or the facilities necessary for an economy to function.It can be generally defined as the set of interconnected structural elements that provide a framework supporting an entire structure of development. It is an important term for judging a region’s development.

The typically refers to the technical structures that support a society, such as roads, bridges, water supply, sewers, power  and telecommunication grids and so forth, and can be defined as “the physical components of interrelated systems providing commodities and services essential to enable, sustain, or enhance societal living conditions.”  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia​

What is the Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan?

  • It is a Plan of the needed Infrastructure for Navajo Nation Communities and Navajo Nation Entities to support the Navajo People.
  • It is a Six Year plan that is updated every year.
  • It is NOT a comprehensive plan Land Use Plan.
  • Infrastructure generally have a high dollar value, it is not part of annual operating budget; not an annual expense and infrastructure is the responsibility of the local government and related to the local government’s other functions and expenditures.

Who can participate?

  • Any entity on the Navajo Nation is encouraged to create an infrastructure capital improvement plan.
  • Participants in the Navajo Nation’s ICIP process can include: 
    –  All Navajo Nation Chapters.
    –  All Navajo Nation Divisions, Departments and   Programs.
    –  Certain entities serving the Navajo Nation in the   capacity of non-profit status.