Emergency Advance Measures for Flood Prevention


To perform activities prior to flooding or flood fight that would assist in protecting against loss of life and damages to property due to flooding.

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.
Program Accomplishments
Flood Control Act of 1941, Public Law 84-99, Public Law 77-228, as amended; Public Laws 87-874, 93-251, 95-51, 100-45, 101- 640, and 99-662, 33 U.S.C. 701n.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The Governor of the affected State must request assistance.
Beneficiary Eligibility
All persons living in areas subject to floods.
Letter from the Governor of the State requesting assistance and detailing State and local efforts. (Such as the use of highway department and manpower or the use of National Guard resources.)
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
Written request for advance measures assistance by letter or message from the Governor of the affected State.
Award Procedure
Formal notice of approval and/or disapproval will be furnished the applicant by the District Engineer of the Corps of Engineers.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Varies by situation of request from hours to days after request for assistance is received.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Authorized assistance includes work such as removal of waterway obstructions, work necessary to prevent dam failure, and work necessary to prepare for abnormal snowmelt. There must be an immediate threat of unusual flooding present before advance measures can be considered. Any work performed under this program will be temporary in nature and must have a favorable benefit cost ratio.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Division or District Engineers Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-OE, Washington, DC 20314. Telephone: (202) 272-0251. FTS is not available.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Provision of Specialized Services) FY 07 $0; 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 500- 1-1 pamphlets, and statements available on request from the District or Division Engineers offices of the Corps of Engineers.
Examples of Funded Projects
Emergency drawdown of Spirit Lake, Washington; Emergency levee construction, Utah Lake, Provo, Utah; Temporary levee raising, Cowlitz River, Washington; and levee setback, Red River, Louisiana.