Washington (January 13, 2020) — The US Army Corps of Engineers has announced the work it intends to accomplish with Construction account funding provided by Public Law 116-20, the Additional Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Act. Public Law 116-20 was signed into law on June 6, 2019.
Among other things, Public Law 116-20 provided $3.258 billion in five appropriations accounts: Investigations; Construction; Mississippi River and Tributaries; Operation and Maintenance; and Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies.
The Corps will use an estimated $281.5 million provided in the Construction account to construct two flood and storm damage reduction projects, the first in Surf City and North Topsail Beach, NC, and the second in Carteret County (Bogue Banks), NC.
The Corps announced Friday the allocation of $39.6 million provided in the Construction account to complete construction of the Princeville, NC, flood and storm damage reduction project. With this announcement, the Corps will have allocated approximately $321.1 million of the $740 million provided by Public Law 116-20 in the Construction account to construct flood and coastal damage reduction projects.
On September 26, 2019, the Corps announced the allocation of $2.483 billion in the Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies, Operation and Maintenance, and Mississippi River and Tributaries accounts to repair damages to projects resulting from natural disasters and to perform emergency dredging of shoaled material deposited at Corps navigation projects by natural disasters.
“The supplemental funding allocated to these projects will help to ‘move dirt’ and reduce the flood risk to these communities from storms in the future,” said Mr. R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works.
The tables listing the studies and projects receiving funding are posted at www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Budget/ under "Supplemental Appropriations for Disasters 2019."