Environmental Infrastructure Assistance: Section 154, Northern Wisconsin

U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District
Published Oct. 2, 2015
Updated: March 17, 2022

The Section 154 program authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide assistance to northern Wisconsin public entities in the form of design, construction and reconstruction assistance for water-related environmental infrastructure, resource protection and development projects. These include navigation and inland harbor improvement and expansion, wastewater treatment and related facilities, water supply and related facilities, environmental restoration, and surface water resource protection and development.


The Section 154 program encompasses Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas and Iron counties, Wisconsin. Program responsibilities are shared between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District and Detroit District.


St. Paul District did not receive funds to support projects under the Section 154 program in fiscal year 2022. There are currently no active Section 154 projects managed by the St. Paul District.


Section 154 of Public Law 106‒554, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2001. Congress authorized $60 million for the program in northern Wisconsin.


The Section 154 program has received a total of $56,309,579.38; $3,690,420.62 remains on the authorization. Infrastructure assistance is provided on a 75% federal, 25% non-federal sponsor basis.