Emergency Operations Flood Response and Post Flood Response


To provide emergency flood response and post flood response assistance as required to supplement State and local efforts and capabilities in time of flood or coastal storm.

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
The Corps conducts 50 to 250 flood emergency operations annually.
Flood Control Act of 1941, Public Law 77-228, as amended; Public Laws 84-99, 87-874, 93-251, 95-51, 99-662, 100-45, and 101-640, 33 U.S.C. 701n.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State or local public agencies for flood response and the State for post flood response.
Beneficiary Eligibility
All persons living in areas subject to floods, and in eligible areas, are potential beneficiaries.
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
Flood response is provided upon oral or written request by responsible State or local authorities, followed by a written request from the Governor. Post flood response will be provided upon written request by the Governor.
Award Procedure
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Varies by situation of request from hours to days.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Emergency assistance is provided in all phases of flood response and post flood response to supplement State and local efforts. State and local governments must use their own resources to the maximum extent feasible, usually including the furnishing of common labor. No specific restrictions are placed on such assistance.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Local cooperation is required to provide necessary lands, easements, and right-of-way; hold and save the Federal Government free from damages due to the authorized work; and, maintain permanent works in a satisfactory manner.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Flood fight response will normally continue until flood waters recede below bank full and recovery operations commence. Post flood response activities are limited to 10 days following receipt of the Governor's request. All temporary preventive and protective measures constructed by the Corps of Engineers must be removed by local interests.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or District Engineers listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-OE, Washington, DC 20314-1000. Telephone: (202) 272-0251. 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 500- 1-1 pamphlets and statements are issued by the District Engineer's Office and Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. They are available on request without charge.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.