Navigation Projects

To provide the most practicable and economic means of fulfilling the needs of general navigation, 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 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 assume full responsibility for all project costs in excess of the Federal cost limit of $4,000,000; equally share with the Federal government the cost of feasibility studies; contribute toward project costs for construction and maintenance in view of recreational benefits, land enhancement benefits or other special local benefits; provide all necessary lands, easements, rights-of-way; hold and save the United States free from damages; and, provide adequate public landing or wharf, piers, access roads, parking areas and other needed public facilities open and available to all on equal terms.

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

No project is to be recommended for implementation under the Section 107 authority for which the total constant dollar Federal costs over 50 years exceed the greater of $4,500,000 or 2.25 times the Federal construction cost, both discounted at the current water project discount rate.

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

A formal letter to the District Engineer from a prospective sponsoring agency indicating clear intent to provide all required local participation. Advertisement and award of construction is subject to availability of funds from the Chief of Engineers.

Award Procedures

The Division Engineer approves an individual project upon the basis of a comprehensive investigation and report by the District Engineer.




River and Harbor Act of 1960, Section 107, as amended, Public Law 86-645, 33 U.S.C. 577.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Project planning studies are undertaken a single feasibility phase. The first $100,000 is Federally funded. Additional study costs are cost-shared 50/50 with local sponsor. Cost-sharing is required for project construction and consists of cash; provision of lands, easements rights-of-way and relocations necessary for the project and other requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable.

Post Assistance Requirements


Not applicable.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.

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 Corp 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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