This 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 St. Paul District did not receive funding for Section 594 in FY23.
Current Section 594 projects in the St. Paul District include:
- City of Aneta Water and Sanitary Sewer Project, $4.89 million in federal funds
- City of Cando Sanitary Sewer System Replacement, $3.275 million in federal funds
- City of Enderlin Water Supply Project, $3.8 million in federal funds
The cities of Langdon, Carpio, Mapleton, Lake Upsilon, Oriska, Drayton, Leeds, Lisbon, Harvey and Glenburn have requested support for their water and wastewater supply repair and improvement needs, totaling approximately $70 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. In 2022 Congress increased the authorization by $100 million for Section 594.
The Section 594 program has received a total of $96,227,920.86 funds through fiscal year 2023; $103,772,079.14 remains on the authorization. Infrastructure assistance is provided on a 75% federal, 25% non-federal sponsor basis.