Flood Control Projects

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.

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Program Accomplishments

Not reported.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Corps of Engineers designs and constructs the projects.

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

Nonfederal sponsoring agency will share equally in the cost of feasibility studies (cash and in-kind services), shares in the project cost in cash, lands, damages and project costs in excess of the Federal cost limit of $7,000,000; provides a cash contribution for land enhancement benefits and for project costs assigned to project features other than flood control; prevent future encroachment which might interfere with proper functioning of the project for flood control; and, maintain the project after completion.

Local cost participation requirements and procedures for determining the local share of project cost are similar to those for flood control projects specifically authorized by Congress under regular authorization procedures.

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 responsibility.

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 responsibility.


Applicants must furnish evidence of legal authorization, financial ability, and willingness to provide necessary local participation.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

State or local government officials should consult the nearest District Engineer regarding specific problems and the possibility of a remedial project 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 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. Advertisement and awards of construction is subject to availability of funds from the Chief of Engineers.




Flood Control Act of 1948, Section 205, Public Law 80-858, as amended, 33 U.S.C. 701s; Public Law 93-251, as amended; Public Laws 97-140 and 99-662.

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 cost are cost-shared 50/50 with local sponsor. Cost-sharing is required for project construction, and consists of cash, provision of lands, easements, right-of-way, and relocation necessary for the project, and other requirements.

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



(Planning and construction) 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

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 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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