Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Air Force Community Partnership Program?
The Air Force Community Partnership Program is a framework through which installation and public/private sector community leaders can develop creative ways to leverage their capabilities and resources to focus on achieving reduced costs or reductions in risks by finding shared value and benefit. The goal of this program is to enhance mission viability and improve Airmen resiliency while implementing collaborative projects that provide mutual value to the Air Force, DOD, or federal government and local communities.
What are the characteristics of effective partnerships?
The four fundamental elements of successful partnerships include:
What Installation and Community members should participate in the Air Force Community Partnership Program process?
The suggested list of attendees below is notional and should only be considered for inclusion; the process is driven by unique opportunities and needs of a specific installation-community group. Participants from the installation may include installation leadership and cross-functional representatives from nearly every unit on the installation.
Community representatives might include the following:
I would like more information on community partnerships and the AFCP Program. What are some additional resources that I can review?
This article published in the Journal of Defense Communities describes why DoD and communities should pursue partnerships and provides case studies of successful DoD partnerships. (click link above to open)
This one page pdf summarizes the talking points most important to the Air Force Community Partnership Program. (click link above to open)