U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2022 Civil Works Appropriations

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published May 25, 2022
Updated: May 25, 2022

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022) Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program on May 25, 2022.

On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, Public Law 117-103, of which Division D is the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2022 (Act). Of the $8.3 billion in appropriations provided for the Army Civil Works program, approximately $7.9 billion is appropriated in five accounts: Investigations; Construction; Operation and Maintenance; Mississippi River and Tributaries; and the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP).

The Joint Explanatory Statement – Division D report, Title I – Corps of Engineers – Civil, Department of the Army (Joint Explanatory Statement) that accompanies the Act allocates approximately $6.8 billion of the total for these five accounts to specific Programs, Projects and Activities (PPA).

The USACE is responsible for allocating the remainder in these accounts, approximately $1.1 billion, to specific PPA, consistent with the categories, subcategories, and other direction provided in the Joint Explanatory Statement. The allocation of these additional funds is presented in the Work Plan.

The Army Civil Works program funds the planning, design, construction, and operation and maintenance of water resources projects, with a focus on the highest performing work within the three main Civil Works mission areas: commercial navigation, flood and storm damage reduction, and aquatic ecosystem restoration. It also funds programs that contribute to the protection of the nation’s waters and wetlands; the generation of low-cost renewable hydropower; the restoration of certain sites contaminated as a result of the nation’s early atomic weapons development program; and emergency preparedness and training to respond to natural disasters.

"The Army Civil Works FY 2022 Work Plan is yet another increment of transformative investments during this administration that will yield high economic and environmental returns, by supporting the use of the nation’s waterways and ports to strengthen supply chains; building resilience to climate change to protect people and infrastructure; and increasing opportunities to work with and support disadvantaged communities,” said The Honorable Michael Connor, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works.

The additional funding not allocated by the Joint Explanatory Statement to specified PPAs in the five appropriations is subdivided into numerous categories and subcategories within these broad areas:

· Commercial Navigation: $593 million

· Flood Risk Management: $98 million

· Other Authorized Project Purposes: $99 million

· FUSRAP: $300 million

Ongoing work eligible for consideration for the additional funding generally includes PPA that can attain a significant milestone, complete a discrete element of work, or produce significant outputs in FY 2022.

The Work Plan identifies the PPA within the Civil Works program that will receive FY 2022 funding and how much each will receive. With the total funding for this fiscal year, the Work Plan funds to completion 18 feasibility studies, 14 projects in the Preconstruction Engineering and Design phase, and 7 construction projects or elements of projects.

Studies Funded for Completion in FY 2022:

· Akutan Harbor Navigational Improvements, AK

· Imperial Streams Salton Sea, CA

· Los Angeles County Drainage Area Channels, CA (Disposition Study)

· Murrieta Creek, CA (General Reevaluation Report)

· San Francisco Waterfront Storm Damage Reduction Study, CA

· Honolulu Harbor Modification Feasibility Study, HI

· Chicago Shoreline, IL (General Reevaluation Report)

· IL River 519 Fox River Dams Restoration, IL

· Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lock Replacement, LA (General Reevaluation Report)

· Port of Iberia, LA

· North Desoto County, MS

· Altamaha River, Oconee River and Ocmulgee Rivers, Bellville Point Harbor, Darien Harbor, Fancy Bluff Creek, Sapelo Harbor, Satilla River and St. Marys River Waterways, MI (Disposition Study)

· Minnesota River Bank Stabilization, Lower Sioux Community, MN (Tribal Partnership Program)

· New Jersey Back Bays, NJ

· New York – New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries, NY and NJ

· Spring Creek South, Jamaica Bay (Howard Beach), Queens, NY

· Optima Lake, OK (Disposition Study)

· City of El Paso, TX

Preconstruction Engineering and Design Funded for Completion in FY 2022:

· Craig Harbor, AK

· Elim Subsistence Harbor, AK

· Lowell Creek (Tunnel) Flood Diversion, AK

· Little Colorado River, Winslow, AZ

· Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration, CA

· Adams and Denver Counties, South Platte River, CO

· Brandon Road Lock and Dam, Aquatic Nuisance Control Species Barrier, IL (Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study)

· Upper Turkey Creek Basin Design, Merriam, KS

· Ecorse Creek, MI

· Hudson-Raritan Estuary Ecosystem Restoration, NY

· Cano Martin Pena Ecosystem Restoration, PR (PED) (Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration)

· GIWW - Brazos River Floodgates & Colorado River Locks, TX (PED) (Navigation)

· Jefferson County Shore Protection, TX

· Westside Creeks Ecosystem Restoration, San Antonio, TX (PED) (Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration)

· Savan Gut Phase II, St. Thomas, VI (PED) (Flood and Storm Damage Reduction)

Construction Projects Funded for Completion in FY 2022:

· McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, Three Rivers, AR

· Santa Paula Creek, CA

· Whittier Narrows, CA

· Calumet Harbor and River, IL & IN – Dredged Material Disposal Facility

· Indiana Harbor, Confined Disposal Facility, IL & IN

· Anacostia Watershed Restoration, Prince George’s County, MD

· Kansas Citys, MO & KS Fairfax Jersey Creek)

· Missouri River Levee System, Units L455 & R460-471, MO & KS

· Sand Creek Watershed, Saunders County, NE

· Pipestem Lake, ND (Dam Safety)

· Willamette River at Willamette Falls, OR

· Columbia River at the Mouth, OR & WA

· Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Bridges at Deep Creek, Chesapeake, VA

· Norfolk Harbor and Channels, VA (Deepening)

The Act also provided funding for a limited number of new studies and new projects, including those proposed in the Budget. The Work Plan includes 21 previously unfunded projects within the Investigations account and 5 within the Construction account:

· Investigations

o Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway and Black Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers Deepening Study, AL & MS

o Imperial Streams, Salton Sea, CA

o Lower San Joaquin (Lathrop & Manteca), CA

o Santa Paula Creek, CA

o Hartford & East Hartford, CT

o Central and South Florida (C&SF) Flood Resiliency (Section 216) Study, FL (Flood and Storm Damage Reduction)

o St. Augustine Back Bay, FL

o Honolulu Harbor Modification Feasibility, HI

o Boise River, Garden City, Ada County, ID (Flood and Storm Damage Reduction)

o Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study, IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, PA, NY and WI (Flood and Storm Damage Reduction)

o Kentucky River, Beattyville, KY

o Houma Navigation Canal, LA

o Port Fourchon Belle Pass Channel, LA

o Menominee River Deepening, MI & WI

o Spring Creek South, Jamaica Bay (Howard Beach), Queens, NY (Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration/Flood and Storm Damage Reduction)

o Little Narragansett Bay, RI (Coastal Navigation)

o Waccamaw River, Horry County, SC (Flood and Storm Damage Reduction) (Flood and Storm Damage Reduction)

o Watertown Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study, SD

o Lower Rio Grande Valley Watershed Assessment, TX

o Columbia River Turning Basin Navigation Improvements, WA & OR

o Little Goose Creek, Sheridan, WY (Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration)

· Construction

o McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, Three Rivers, AR (Inland Navigation)

o San Clemente Shoreline, CA (Flood and Storm Damage Reduction)

o West Sacramento, CA (Flood and Storm Damage Reduction);

o Anacostia Watershed Restoration, Prince George’s County, MD (Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration)

o Norfolk Harbor and Channels, VA (Deepening) (Coastal Navigation).


The FY 2022 Work Plan listing the amounts provided to various PPA for each of the five appropriations accounts can be found at: https://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Budget/