Planning Assistance to States

To cooperate with any State in the preparation of comprehensive plans for the development, utilization and conservation of water and related land resources of drainage basins located within the boundaries of such State.



Agency - Department Of Defense

The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States through five major areas: peacekeeping and war-fighting efforts, Homeland Security, evacuation and humanitarian causes.

Office - See Appendix IV of the Catalog for listing of District Engineers.


Program Accomplishments

Not reported.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The State must have a planning program for the development, utilization or conservation of the water and related land resources underway or laid out in sufficient detail so that the relationship of a State's request for Corps input for some particular aspect of the program may be appraised.

All Corps input must be an integral part of the State program.

The input from the Corps is to be on an effort or service sharing basis in lieu of an outright grant basis.

Federal program funds are limited to $10,000,000 annually and not more than $500,000 in Federal funds shall be expended in any one year in any one State.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marinas, Palau Island, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Federally recognized Indian tribes.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marinas, Palau Island, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico the Virgin Islands, and Federally recognized Indian tribes.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants must furnish evidence in sufficient detail so that the relationship of a State's request for Corps input for some particular aspect of the State program may be appraised.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

State government officials should consult the designated coordinating District Commander for that State regarding the coordination of specific State water and related land resource problems.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372 "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

Requests are made in the form of a letter to the District Engineer documenting the need for assistance.

Award Procedures

The appropriate Division Engineer reviews and approves State requests. The Office of the Chief of Engineers allocates funds to the appropriate Corps field office.

Deadlines

None.

Authorization

Water Resources Development Act of 1974, Section 22, Public Law 93-251, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 1962d-16.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.

Appeals

Not applicable.

Renewals

Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Technical planning services are provided with Federal program funds. The Corps of Engineers has been authorized to collect contributions from beneficiaries of this program, recovering approximately 50 percent of the cost of such services.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funds are released from the Office of the Chief of Engineers on an annual basis shortly after the start of the fiscal year. The length of the study is defined in the plan of study but is subject to some modification, depending on the availability of funds to each of the participating States. Federal assistance is provided as rapidly as possible depending on availability of funds and competent personnel resources.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

None.

Audits

None.

Records

None.

Financial Information

Account Identification

96-3121-0-1-301.

Obigations

(Salaries and expenses) FY 07 est not reported; FY 08 est not reported; and FY 09 est not reported. No current information provided by Agency.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Engineering Regulation 1105-2-100, Chapter Section VI, available from the nearest District Engineer and Title 33, Part 265 "Planning Assistance to States" in the Federal Register dated 15 September 1975, revised 21 January 1977.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Appendix IV of the Catalog for listing of District Engineers.

Headquarters Office

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-PF, Washington, DC 20314-1000. Telephone: (202) 272-0169. FTS is not available.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.



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