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Posted 2/26/2015

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Updated September 2017

The Section 569 program area includes the northeastern Minnesota counties of Aitkin, Beltrami, Carlton, Cass, Chisago, Cook, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Isanti, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, St. Louis and Wadena. Program responsibilities are shared between the St. Paul and Detroit districts.

The Section 569 program authorizes the Corps to provide public entities in the 18-county northeastern Minnesota area aid in the form of design and construction assistance for water-related environmental infrastructure and resource protection and development projects, including projects for wastewater treatment and related facilities, water supply and related facilities, environmental restoration and surface water resource protection and development.


Approximately 73 projects have been supported since the program began in 2001. An additional $11.42 million was received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, which allowed for 15 Section 569 projects. 


The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 included $55 million for environmental infrastructure. The program received $1.6 million in fiscal year 2017 for the city of Pine City’s Sanitary Sewer and Water Systems Improvement Project.  A Project Partnership Agreement was executed with Pine City in September 2017. 

The cities of Isle, Rice Lake, Chisolm, Mountain Iron, Eveleth, Littlefork and Northome and the town of White have requested support for their water and wastewater supply repair and improvement needs, totaling approximately $21.5 million in federal funds.

Section 569 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1999 authorizes the program. Congress authorized $54 million for the program.

Federal Funding:

FY01- FY10 $29.012 million
(ARRA FY09) $11.529 million
FY11- FY13 - 0 -
FY14-16 $ 7.5 million
FY17 $ 1.6  million

Total funds appropriated to date: $38.11 million

Environmental Infrastructure Section 569 St. Paul District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers