Beach Erosion Control Projects


To control beach and shore erosion to public shores through projects not specifically authorized by Congress.

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
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
River and Harbor Act of 1962, Section 103, as amended, Public Law 87-874, 33 U.S.C. 426g.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this program. 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
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Formal letter to the District Engineer from a prospective sponsoring agency indicating clear intent to provide all required local participation.
Award Procedure
The Division Engineer approves an individual project upon the basis of a comprehensive investigation and report by the District Engineer. Advertising and award are subject to availability of funds from the Chief of Engineers.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
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: (1) Share equally in cash and in-kind services for feasibility studies; (2) share in the cost of the project, including a cash contribution, providing the necessary lands, easements, right-of-way, and relocations required for the project; (3) assume full responsibility for all project costs in excess of the Federal cost limit of $2,000,000; (4) hold and save the United States free from damages; (5) assure that water pollution that would affect the health of bathers will not be permitted; (6) assure continued public ownership or public use of the beach, and its administration for public use; (7) provide project maintenance; and (8) provide and maintain necessary access roads, parking areas and other public use facilities open and available to all on equal terms.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. A semiannual report is submitted to the District Engineer covering inspections, maintenance, and current project status. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
As necessary to show past project conditions and local actions.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 50.%. Project planning studies are undertaken in a single feasibility phase. The first $100,000 is federally funded. Additional study costs are shared 50/50 with local sponsor. Local cost participation requirements and procedures for determining the local share of project cost are similar to those for beach erosion control projects specifically authorized by Congress under regular authorization procedures, but Federal participation cannot exceed $2,000,000, the determination of local costs is based on the public use and ownership of the beach protected.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not Applicable. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Not applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a listing of District Engineers.
Headquarters Office
Lee Tew 441 G. Street. NW
, Washington, District of Columbia 20314 Email: Phone: 202-761-1504
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Provision of Specialized Services) FY 13 Not Available; FY 14 Estimate Not Available; and FY 15 Estimate Not Available
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.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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