Flood Control Projects


To reduce flood damages 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.
Flood Control Act of 1948, Section 205, Public Law 80-858, as amended, 33 U.S.C. 701s; Public Law 93-251, as amended; Public Laws 97-140 and 99-662.
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 responsibility.
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 responsibility.
Applicants must furnish evidence of legal authorization, financial ability, and willingness to provide necessary local participation. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
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 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Formal letter to the District Engineer 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. Advertisement and awards of construction is 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 projects. Each project selected must be engineering feasible, complete within itself, and economically justified. Nonfederal sponsoring agency will share equally in the cost of feasibility studies (cash and in-kind services), shares in the project cost in cash, lands, damages and project costs in excess of the Federal cost limit of $7,000,000; provides a cash contribution for land enhancement benefits and for project costs assigned to project features other than flood control; prevent future encroachment which might interfere with proper functioning of the project for flood control; and, maintain the project after completion. Local cost participation requirements and procedures for determining the local share of project cost are similar to those for flood control projects specifically authorized by Congress under regular authorization procedures.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. A semiannual report is submitted to the District Engineer covering inspections, maintenance, and current project status. No expenditure reports are required. No performance monitoring is required.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
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: Project Planning Studies are undertaken in a single feasibility phase. The first $100,000 is federally Funded. Additional cost are cost-shared 50/50 with local sponsor. Cost-sharing is required for project construction, and consists of cash, provision of lands, easements, right-of-way, and relocation necessary for the project, and other requirements.
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 listing of District Engineers.
Headquarters Office
Lee Tew 441 G. Street. NW
, Washington, District of Columbia 20314 Email: Donnie.L.Tew@usace.army.mil Phone: 202-761-1504
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Provision of Specialized Services) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $16,433; and FY 16 est $16,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
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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