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 program authorizes the Corps 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.
Since fiscal year 2008, 19 projects have received support from the Section 594 program. An additional $18.3 million was received under the American Recovery and Reinvestment (ARRA) Act of 2009, which allowed for eight of those projects.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019 included $77 million for environmental infrastructure, of which, St. Paul District received $3 million to support the Kindred’s Sanitary Sewer System Improvement Project. In fiscal year 2019 we plan to execute the Project Partnership Agreement with the city of Kindred, North Dakota. Omaha District received $1.2 million to support the Center, North Dakota, Sanitary Sewer and Water Systems Improvement project.
The cities of Medina, Riverdale, Cando, Enderlin, Larimore, Beulah, and Mapleton have requested support for their water and wastewater supply repair and improvement needs, totaling approximately $64 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 $4,200,000
Infrastructure assistance is provided on a 75 percent federal, 25 percent non-federal sponsor basis.