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Posted 10/2/2015

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Updated: September 2017

The Section 154 program encompasses Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas, and Iron Counties, Wisconsin. Program responsibilities are shared between the St. Paul and the Detroit Districts.

The Section 154 program authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide assistance to northern Wisconsin public entities in the form of design, construction and reconstruction assistance for water-related environmental infrastructure, resource protection and development projects, including navigation and inland harbor improvement and expansion, wastewater treatment and related facilities, water supply and related facilities, environmental restoration and surface water resource protection and development.

FY03 was the first year funding was received under the Section 154 program. Since FY03, 81 projects have been supported under this program. An additional $1.3 million was received under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which allowed for two additional Section 154 projects. The program did not receive any funds from FY12 to FY15.


The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 included $55 million for environmental infrastructure.  Of this amount, the Detroit District received $917,000 for the Swede Hill Water Main Improvements project in Bayfield, WI. No funds were appropriated in fiscal year 2017.

All projects managed by the St. Paul District have been closed out.

Section 154 of Public Law 106-554, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2001. Congress authorized
$60 million for the program in northern Wisconsin.

Federal funding:

FY03 - FY11 $44.1 million
(ARRA Funds FY09  $1.3 million)
FY12 - FY15 0
FY16   $917,000
FY17  0

To date, $45.0 million in Federal funds have been appropriated. Infrastructure assistance funding is provided on a 75 percent Federal, 25 percent non-Federal basis.

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