Planning Assistance To States
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Water Resources Development Act of 1974, Section 22, Public Law 93-251, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 1962d-16.
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.
Types of Assistance
Provision of Specialized Services.
Uses and Use Restrictions
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.
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.
Application and Award Process
State government officials should consult the designated coordinating District Commander for that State regarding the coordination of specific State water and related land resource problems. 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.
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.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
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.
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.
Post Assistance Requirements
(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
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.
Regional or Local Office
See Appendix IV of the Catalog for listing of District Engineers.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-PF, Washington, DC 20314-1000. Telephone: (202) 272-0169. FTS is not available.
Web Site Address
10.906, Watershed Surveys And Planning
11.420, Coastal Zone Management Estuarine Research Reserves
Examples of Funded Projects
Criteria for Selecting Proposals