US Army Corps of Engineers
New Orleans District

Programs and Project Management Division

Support Services Branch
Provides administrative support and assistance to the division's managers and supervisors

Projects  Branch
Conducts feasibility, reevaluation and other studies to determine the engineering, environmental, and economic viability of proposed water resources projects

Programs Management Branch
Directs the preparation and execution of the annual Civil Works program of the District including studies, construction and maintenance projects

Protection & Restoration Office
Manages programs related to coastal restoration Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA, or "Breaux Act") Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA) Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration (LACPR)

Project Authority and Funding

Water resources projects usually fall into one of four categories depending on their purpose and cost. Congress must approve the study and construction of large-scale, costly projects, such as river diversion and major hurricane protection. Smaller projects, like clearing a bayou for navigation, can sometimes be performed by the Corps under existing laws. Additionally, there are specific programs in place to allow the Corps to perform work on a project for a non-Defense federal agency, state, local government, or Native American tribe or to provide planning assistance to those entities. Regardless of the program that provides for Corps involvement, the work on that project is managed by PPMD.