Under Public Law 84-99, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has authority to supplement local efforts in the repair of both Federal (Corps-constructed, locally operated and maintained) and non-Federal (constructed by non-Federal interests or by the Works Projects Administration (WPA)) flood risk management projects damaged by flood. Repairs are limited to restoration to pre-flood levels of protection.
Criteria for Assistance
- For a non-Federal flood risk management project to be eligible for Rehabilitation Assistance, it must have been inspected, evaluated, and accepted into the Corps Rehabilitation and Inspection Program (i.e. granted Active status) prior to the onset of the flood, and still be Active (based on the latest Continuing Eligibility Inspection) at the time of the flood.
- For a Federal flood risk management project to be eligible for Rehabilitation Assistance, it must be in an Active status by having passed its last Inspection of Completed Works inspection.
- Rehabilitation Assistance will be provided by the Corps only when the work is economically justifiable, the damage was sustained during the recent flood event, and the cost of the repairs is more than $15,000.
- Rehabilitation Assistance for a non-Federal project is cost shared between the Public Sponsor and the Corps of Engineers. The Public Sponsor must provide 20 percent of the cost of the Rehabilitation Assistance.
How to Request Assistance:
If a Public Sponsor believes that a project may qualify for Rehabilitation Assistance, a written request must be submitted to the Corps of Engineers using the contact information located in the column to the right and on our main page. The request must be signed by an officer or responsible official of the Public Sponsor, and must include:
- Name and telephone number of the Public Sponsor's point of contact;
- Legal name of the flood risk management project;
- Date and results of the last inspection by the Corps of Engineers;
- Location of the flood risk management project by township, section, range, city, and county;
- Location(s) of the damaged section(s), and extent of the damage at each location; and
- Waterway causing the flood.
Upon receipt of the Public Sponsor's request, the Corps of Engineers will schedule an inspection with the Public Sponsor. All requests for assistance made to the Corps will be coordinated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to prevent duplication of benefits.