Corps Announces Funding for Emergency Recovery Efforts
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced work that will be completed with the Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies, Operation and Maintenance, and the Mississippi River and Tributaries account funding provided for emergency recovery efforts in the Additional Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Act, 2019.
Among other things, the Act provides the Corps a total of $3.258 billion in five appropriations accounts: Investigations; Construction; Mississippi River and Tributaries; Operation and Maintenance; and Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies. Of that amount, $2.483 billion is provided for short-term repairs to projects and activities.
The Corps will use the $1 billion provided in the Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies account to repair damage resulting from natural disasters to 103 locally owned flood risk management projects in eight states.
The Corps will use the $908 million provided in the Operation and Maintenance account to repair damages to Corps projects resulting from natural disasters and to perform emergency dredging of shoaled material deposited at Corps navigation projects by natural disasters. These short-term repair funds will be used to address the priority O&M needs for 113 projects in 31 states and one territory.
The Corps will also use the $575 million provided in the Mississippi River and Tributaries account to repair damages resulting from natural disasters to 10 projects in seven states.
The current list of projects that will be funded to repair damages resulting from natural disasters is posted at https://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Budget/ as “Short-Term Repairs” under “Supplemental Appropriations for Disasters 2019.”