Coastal Legislation

Coastal Legislation the 116th Congress (2019-2021)

Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)

WRDA is an authorization bill that supports the nation's coastal and inland water resources infrastructure.

WRDA Guidance is used for implementation of provisions included in WRDA. Guidance includes details on how to carry out projects in accordance with the law.


Energy & Water Appropriations

E&W Appropriations provide funding to the projects and initiatives authorized in WRDA and previous legislation.


Work Plan

After Congress has appropriated E&W funding into three categories:

  1. Investigations
  2. Construction
  3. Operations & Maintenance

Corps districts will send project funding requests to their Division. The Corps Division will then prioritize it's requests with the requests of it's districts and made a final request to be sent to Corps Headquarters in Washington, DC. Finally, Corps Headquarters will send it's final recommendations to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. Following a rigorous economic and budgeting battle between the White House Office of Management and Budget, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works will release a Work Plan.

FY19 Work Plan


Supplemental Appropriations

In addition to annual appropriations, Congress provides supplemental appropriations to account for expenses made by the Federal government in response to unforeseen circumstances, such as natural disasters.

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The purpose of the NFIP is to provide access to primary flood insurance for homeowners to transfer some risk to the federal government and to implement programs that reduce the nation's flood risk liability to decrease federal disaster spending.

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