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.
The Corps conducts 50 to 250 flood emergency operations annually.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Emergency assistance is provided in all phases of flood response and post flood response to supplement State and local efforts.
State and local governments must use their own resources to the maximum extent feasible, usually including the furnishing of common labor.
No specific restrictions are placed on such assistance.
State or local public agencies for flood response and the State for post flood response.
All persons living in areas subject to floods, and in eligible areas, are potential beneficiaries.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Flood response is provided upon oral or written request by responsible State or local authorities, followed by a written request from the Governor. Post flood response will be provided upon written request by the Governor.
Flood Control Act of 1941, Public Law 77-228, as amended; 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
Varies by situation of request from hours to days.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Local cooperation is required to provide necessary lands, easements, and right-of-way; hold and save the Federal Government free from damages due to the authorized work; and, maintain permanent works in a satisfactory manner.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Flood fight response will normally continue until flood waters recede below bank full and recovery operations commence. Post flood response activities are limited to 10 days following receipt of the Governor's request. All temporary preventive and protective measures constructed by the Corps of Engineers must be removed by local interests.
Post Assistance Requirements
(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 the District Engineer's Office and Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. They are available on request without charge.
Regional or Local Office
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or District Engineers listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-OE, Washington, DC 20314-1000. Telephone: (202) 272-0251. FTS is not available.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals