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Agency:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Resource:

(USACE) Continuing Authorities Program

Overview:

Authorizes feasibility study and construction for relatively small projects; usually requires no further congressional authorization to proceed to construction.

  • Emergency Stream Bank and Shoreline Protection (Section 14, Flood Control Act of 1946, as amended) - Allows emergency stream bank and shoreline protection to prevent damage to public facilities, such as roads, bridges, hospitals, schools, and water/sewage treatment plants. Maximum federal expenditures limited to $5 million.
  • Snagging and Clearing (Section 208, Flood Control Act of 1954, as amended, originally Section 2, Flood Control Act of August 28, 1937). Authorized for flood risk management. Maximum federal expenditures limited to $750,000.
  • Small Beach Erosion Control (Section 103, River and Harbor Act of 1962, as amended) – Provides protection or restoration of public shorelines by construction of revetments, groins, and jetties. Maximum federal expenditures limited to $10 million.
  • Flood Damage Reduction (Section 205, Flood Control Act of 1948, as amended) - Provides for construction/improvement of flood risk reduction works (levees, channels, and dams) for local flood protection. Non-structural alternatives may include measures such as installation of flood warning systems, raising and/or floodproofing structures, and relocation of flood-prone facilities. Maximum federal expenditures limited to $10 million

Funding Information:

  • Feasibility Study: First $100,000 is federally funded. Remaining costs are shared at 50 percent federal, 50 percent non-federal.
  • Design & Construction: Cost shared at 65 percent federal, 35 percent non-federal.
  • Non-federal sponsor’s cost share may include cash and work-in-kind

Resource Website(s):

https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Public-Services/Continuing-Authorities-Program/

Keywords:

Local Government, State Government, Tribal, Preparing for Flood Response, Recovering from a Flood, Reducing Flood Risk (Mitigation), Financial Assistance, Technical Assistance

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