The program authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to assist public entities, in the form of design and construction for water-related environmental infrastructure, and resource protection and development projects in North Dakota. These projects include wastewater treatment and related facilities. They also include combined sewer overflow, water supply, storage, treatment and related facilities as well as environmental restoration and surface water resource protection and development.
The North Dakota Environmental Infrastructure Assistance program encompasses the entire state of North Dakota. Program responsibilities are shared between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District and the Omaha District.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019 included $77 million for environmental infrastructure, of which, St. Paul District received $1.2 million to support the continuation of the city of Kindred’s Sanitary Sewer System Improvement Project into Phase 2.
Omaha District received $5 million to support the Wilton, North Dakota, and Ashley, North Dakota environmental infrastructure projects.
The cities of Cando, Riverdale, Enderlin, Larimore, Beulah, Oriska and Mapleton have requested support for their water and wastewater supply repair and improvement needs, totaling approximately $45 million in federal funds.
Section 111 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008 amended the Ohio Section 594 program to include North Dakota. Congress authorized $100 million for the program in North Dakota.
The program has received funds for the federal cost share as follows:
FY 2008 ‒ FY 2018 $66,160,000
ARRA Funds FY 2009 $18,300,000
FY 2019 – FY 2020 $10,450,000
Infrastructure assistance is provided on a 75 percent federal, 25 percent non-federal sponsor basis.