Beach Erosion Control Projects

To control beach and shore erosion to public shores through projects not specifically authorized by Congress.

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 a listing of District Engineers.

Program Accomplishments

Not reported.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Corps of Engineers designs and constructs the project.

Each project selected must be engineering feasible, complete within itself, and economically justified.

The nonfederal sponsoring agency must agree to: (1) Share equally in cash and in-kind services for feasibility studies; (2) share in the cost of the project, including a cash contribution, providing the necessary lands, easements, right-of-way, and relocations required for the project; (3) assume full responsibility for all project costs in excess of the Federal cost limit of $2,000,000; (4) hold and save the United States free from damages; (5) assure that water pollution that would affect the health of bathers will not be permitted; (6) assure continued public ownership or public use of the beach, and its administration for public use; (7) provide project maintenance; and (8) provide and maintain necessary access roads, parking areas and other public use facilities open and available to all on equal terms.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States, political subdivisions of States or other responsible local agencies established under State law with full authority and ability to undertake necessary legal and financial responsibilities.

Beneficiary Eligibility

States, political subdivisions of States or other responsible local agencies established under State law with full authority and ability to undertake necessary legal and financial responsibilities.


Applicants must furnish evidence of legal authorization, financial capability, and willingness to provide all necessary local participation and required cooperation.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

State or local government officials should consult the nearest District Engineer regarding specific problems and the possibility of remedial action under this program.

An environmental impact statement is also required.

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

Formal letter to the District Engineer from a prospective sponsoring agency indicating clear intent to provide all required local participation.

Award Procedures

The Division Engineer approves an individual project upon the basis of a comprehensive investigation and report by the District Engineer. Advertising and award are subject to availability of funds from the Chief of Engineers.




River and Harbor Act of 1962, Section 103, as amended, Public Law 87-874, 33 U.S.C. 426g.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Project planning studies are undertaken in a single feasibility phase. The first $100,000 is federally funded. Additional study costs are shared 50/50 with local sponsor. Local cost participation requirements and procedures for determining the local share of project cost are similar to those for beach erosion control projects specifically authorized by Congress under regular authorization procedures, but Federal participation cannot exceed $2,000,000, the determination of local costs is based on the public use and ownership of the beach protected.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable.

Post Assistance Requirements


A semiannual report is submitted to the District Engineer covering inspections, maintenance, and current project status.


Not applicable.


As necessary to show past project conditions and local actions.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Salaries and expenses) FY 07 est not reported; FY 08 est not reported; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Engineer Regulation 1105- 2-10, App. E (33 CFR 263) and information sheets describing this program are available from the District Engineer.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

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

Headquarters Office

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-PM Washington, DC 20314-1000. Telephone: (202) 761-1975. FTS is not available.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.

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