Aquatic Plant Control


To provide for the cooperation of the Army Corps of Engineers with State and local government agencies in the control of obnoxious aquatic plants in rivers, harbors, and allied waters.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Defense
Office: Department of the Army, Office of the Chief of Engineers
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Provision of Specialized Services;
Dissemination of Technical Information.
Program Accomplishments
Not reported.
River and Harbor Act of 1958, as amended, Section 104.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
States and their political subdivisions or instrumentalities.
Beneficiary Eligibility
States and their political subdivisions or instrumentalities.
Letters of intent from applicants to cost-share, as required by law, for control operations. Cost will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Cooperative action of local, State, Federal and other interests in support of the project. This program requires development of environmental documents to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (Public Law 91-190). 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 Procedure
A letter to the District Engineer at the nearest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District Office, requesting a reconnaissance study of the problem.
Award Procedure
Preparation, approval and budget of a plan for control of problem aquatic plants.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 6 to 18 months.
There are no appeals procedures as such. The reasons for refusal will be fully stated. If reconsideration is desired, the applicant should make the changes as appropriate to the situation.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
To supply Federal assistance for the control and eradication of obnoxious aquatic plants in rivers, harbors and allied waters. Nonfederal interests must agree to hold the government of the United States free from damages and to finance 50 percent of the costs of control operations. The program is designed to deal primarily with weed infestations of major economic significance including such weeds as water hyacinth, alligatorweed, hydrilla, elodea, and watermilfoil.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Audit Office. This program is subject to the requirements of OMB Circular No. A-133.
District Engineer.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Fifty percent of the cost of developing a plan for control and fifty percent of the cost of control operations must be obtained from local and State resources.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Persons are encouraged to communicate with the office of the nearest U.S. Army District Engineer listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-ON, Washington, DC 20314-1000. Telephone: (202) 272-0247. FTS is not available.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(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
Not applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Engineer Regulation 1130- 2-412 (33 U.S.C. 273) and information about the program are available from the District Engineer.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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