Emergency Rehabilitation of Flood Control Works or Federally Authorized Coastal Protection Works

To assist in the repair and restoration of flood control works damaged by flood, or federally authorized hurricane flood and shore protection works damaged by extraordinary wind, wave, or water action.

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Office - U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Division or District Engineers listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Program Accomplishments

Midwest flood of 1993 resulted in over 200 rehabilitations of individual projects to date. This is the latest available data.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Authorized assistance includes emergency repair or rehabilitation of flood control works damaged by flood, and restoration of federally authorized coastal protection structures damaged by extraordinary wind, wave, or water action.

Assistance does not extend to major improvements of flood control or federally authorized coastal protection structures, nor to reimbursement of individuals or communities for funds expended in repair or rehabilitation efforts.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Owners of damaged flood protective works, or State and local officials of public entities responsible for their maintenance, repair, and operation must meet current guidelines to become eligible for Public Law 84-99 assistance: 1.

Engineering and maintenance criteria (inspection required); 2.

cost-sharing (80 percent Federal and 20 percent nonfederal); and 3.

public sponsorship nonfederal (items a through c pertain to nonfederal flood control projects).

Beneficiary Eligibility

All persons living in areas protected by eligible flood control or coastal protection works are potential beneficiaries of the program.


For public entities, copy of resolution or other proceeding constituting official request for assistance. For private owners, public sponsorship is required.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

Written application by letter or by form request if such form is locally used by the District Engineer of the Corps of Engineers.

Award Procedures

Formal notice of approval and/or disapproval will be furnished applicant by the District Engineer of the Corps of Engineers.


Thirty days after a flood or unusual coastal storm.


Flood Control Act of 1941, as amended, Public Law 77-228; Public Laws 84-99, 87-874, 93-251, 95-51, 99-662, 100-45, and 101-640, 33 U.S.C. 701n.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Normally within 30 to 45 days.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Nonfederal flood control projects: 1. Maintain an acceptable maintenance rating; 2. Provide 20 percent cost-share of construction cost either by monetary value or in- kind services; and, 3. Obtain public sponsorship by a public entity, also local interests are normally required to: (a) provide without cost to the United States all lands, easements, and rights-of-way necessary for the authorized work; (b) hold and save the United States free from damages due to the authorized work; and, (c) maintain and operate, in a manner satisfactory to the Chief of Engineers, all the protective works after completion of repairs. Additionally, work constituting deferred regular maintenance and desired major modifications, if included, will be at local cost.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable.

Post Assistance Requirements



However, Corps district will periodically inspect completed projects to insure that operation and maintenance activities are being accomplished in a manner satisfactory to the Chief of Engineers.





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


Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Engineer Regulation 500- 1-1, pamphlets, and statements are issued by District Engineer Offices and the Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. They are available on request without charge.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Division or District Engineers listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-OE, Washington, DC 20314. Telephone: (202) 272-0251. FTS is not available.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.

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