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 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) of 2022 included $11.9 million for environmental infrastructure projects in Aneta, Enderlin and Cando, North Dakota. These see projects are located within the St. Paul District Boundaries.
As part of Section 594, Omaha District received $2.3 million in funds to support the city of Medina environmental infrastructure project.
The cities of Berthold, Mapleton, Oriska, Larimore, Leeds, Langdon, Lake Upsilon, Drayton and Carpio have requested support for their water and wastewater supply repair and improvement needs, totaling approximately $75 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 Section 594 program has received a total of $96,227,920.86 funds through fiscal year 2021; $3,772,079.14 remains on the authorization.
Infrastructure assistance is provided on a 75% federal, 25% non-federal sponsor basis.