Protection, Clearing and Straightening Channels


To restore channels for purposes of navigation or flood control.

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
River and Harbor Act of 1945, Section 3, Public Laws 79-14 and 99-662, 33 U.S.C. 603a.
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
State or local government officials should consult the nearest District Engineer regarding problems and possibility of remedial action under 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 review.
Application Procedure
Formal letter to the District Engineer from a prospective sponsoring agency indicating clear intent to provide all required local participation.
Award Procedure
The Chief of Engineers makes final decision to approve or reject individual projects.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Each project selected must be engineering feasible, complete within itself, and economically justified. Work pursuant to this authority is undertaken as an emergency measure to clear or remove unreasonable obstructions to navigation in navigable portions of rivers, harbors, and other waterways of the United States, or tributaries thereof, in order to provide existing traffic with immediate and significant benefit. The nonfederal interest involved must provide all lands, easements and rights-of-way for construction of the project and bear the costs of necessary annual maintenance until such time as the location may become a part of a specifically authorized project. Local cost participation requirements and procedures for determining the local share of project costs are similar to those for navigation or flood control projects specifically authorized by Congress under regular authorization procedures. Annual expenditures limited to $1,000,000.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Not applicable.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Appendix IV of the Catalog for listing of District Engineers.
Headquarters Office
Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-OD, Washington, DC 20314-1000. Telephone: (202) 272-8835. 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. No current information provided by Agency.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Engineer Regulations 1105-2-50 (33 CFR 263) and sheets describing this program are available from nearest District Engineer.
Examples of Funded Projects
Provided specialized services to applicants in Shinnecock Inlet, Suffolk Co., NY.


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