Program Manager, Project Management Branch
AUTHORITY AND SCOPE
Section 204 of the 1992 Water Resources Development Act, as amended, provides authority for the Corps of Engineers to restore, protect, and create aquatic and wetland habitats in connection with construction or maintenance dredging of an authorized navigation project.
The initial study and all planning costs are 100%federally funded. Design and construction costs above the "Base Plan" are cost shared 65% Federal and 35%non-Federal. The "Base Plan" represents the dredging placement work that would have occurred without the proposed 204 project. The sponsor cost share can be a contribution of cash, lands, easements, rights-of-way, relocations, and disposal areas (LERRDs). No work-in-kind is allowed.
Formal assurance of local cooperation must be furnished by a local sponsoring agency. The sponsoring agency must normally agree to the following:
- Provide without cost to the United States all LERRDs necessary for the construction and subsequent maintenance of the project;
- Maintain and operate the project after completion without cost to the United States; and,
- Assume responsibility for all costs in excess of the Federal cost of $10 million.
HOW TO REQUEST ASSISTANCE
Investigations of an environmental improvement project under Section 204 can be initiated upon receipt of a request from a prospective sponsoring agency. Section 204 project requests should be directed to point of contact listed above.
For information only.
CA - Continuing Authorities - Section 204
Summarized Project Costs
|Estimated Federal Cost
|Estimated Non-Federal Cost
|Estimated Total Project Cost
|Allocations Prior to FY 2019
|FY 2019 Allocation
|FY 2019 Total Capability
Major Work Item Current Year
FY 2019: Advance existing projects that have been appropriated funding. Coordinate with communities to identify potential new projects for consideration.