The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced additional work that it plans to accomplish with the funding provided for disaster recovery in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law February 9, 2018.
Among other things, Public Law 115-123 provided $17.398 billion for disaster recovery in six appropriations accounts: Investigations; Construction; Mississippi River and Tributaries; Operation and Maintenance; Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies; and Expenses.
USACE will use funds provided in the Construction account to construct 60 flood and storm damage reduction projects in 16 states and one territory. Where appropriate, these funds will be made available to eligible non-federal sponsors that have the capability and desire to complete these projects under Section 1043 of WRRDA 2014.
USACE will use funds provided in the Investigations account to complete flood and coastal storm damage reduction studies in 14 states and two territories that will focus on the opportunities to reduce the overall flood risk facing the Nation.
USACE will use funds provided in the Mississippi River and Tributaries account to construct levee and channel improvements and repair damages to 10 projects in seven states. In the New Orleans District the BBA 18 will be used for New Works including five long term projects, two short term projects, and five studies. Information about each of these is available in the links menu.