Planning Assistance to States
To cooperate with any State in the preparation of comprehensive plans for the development, utilization and conservation of water and related land resources of drainage basins located within the boundaries of such State.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Department of The Army, Department of Defense
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
J - Provision of Specialized Services
Water Resources Development Act of 1974, Section 22, Public Law 93-251, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 1962d-16., Title 42, Part 1962d-16, Section 22
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
The 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marinas, Palau Island, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Federally recognized Indian tribes.
The 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marinas, Palau Island, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico the Virgin Islands, and Federally recognized Indian tribes.
Applicants must furnish evidence in sufficient detail so that the relationship of a State's request for Corps input for some particular aspect of the State program may be appraised.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. 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.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Requests are made in the form of a letter to the District Engineer documenting the need for assistance.
The appropriate Division Engineer reviews and approves State requests. The Office of the Chief of Engineers allocates funds to the appropriate Corps field office.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
The State must have a planning program for the development, utilization or conservation of the water and related land resources underway or laid out in sufficient detail so that the relationship of a State's request for Corps input for some particular aspect of the program may be appraised. All Corps input must be an integral part of the State program. The input from the Corps is to be on an effort or service sharing basis in lieu of an outright grant basis. Federal program funds are limited to $10,000,000 annually and not more than $500,000 in Federal funds shall be expended in any one year in any one State.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching is voluntary. Technical planning services are provided with Federal program funds. The Corps of Engineers has been authorized to collect contributions from beneficiaries of this program, recovering approximately 50 percent of the cost of such services.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funds are released from the Office of the Chief of Engineers on an annual basis shortly after the start of the fiscal year. The length of the study is defined in the plan of study but is subject to some modification, depending on the availability of funds to each of the participating States. Federal assistance is provided as rapidly as possible depending on availability of funds and competent personnel resources. Not applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Appendix IV of the Catalog for listing of District Engineers.
441 G. Street. NW
Washington, DC 20314 US
(Provision of Specialized Services) FY 15 est $6,000,000.00; FY 16 FY 17
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Engineering Regulation 1105-2-100, Chapter Section VI, available from the nearest District Engineer and Title 33, Part 265 "Planning Assistance to States" in the Federal Register dated 15 September 1975, revised 21 January 1977.
Examples of Funded Projects