Overview

A Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) is a legally binding agreement between the Government and a non-Federal sponsor (state, municipal government, flood control district, port authority, etc.) for construction of a water resources project.  It describes the project and the responsibilities of the Government and the non-Federal sponsor in the cost sharing and execution of work.   

To streamline implementation and achieve national consistency, policy compliance, legal sufficiency, and equitable treatment of project sponsors, the Corps has developed models for drafting individual project specific agreements.  For each model posted, there are also links for: 1) the History and Applicability of the model; and 2) the Implementation Memo for the model that specifies the approval and signature authority for a project specific agreement developed using that model.

Specifically Authorized Agreements

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 Coastal Storm Risk Management PPA
 Commercial Navigation Harbors PPA
 Design Agreement
 Ecosystem Restoration

Ecosystem Restoration

Note:  The model above is for specifically authorized projects only.  For Sections 206 and 1135 models, go to the Models for Continuing Authority Program (CAP) page.  For models for ecosystem restoration and structural flood damage risk reduction, go to the Models for Structural Flood Damage Risk Reduction page. 

 FCSA
 Structural Flood Risk Management

Structural Flood Risk Management

Note:  The model above is for specifically authorized projects only.  For Sections 14, 205, and 208 models, go to the Models for Continuing Authority Program page

Continuing Authorities Program (CAP) Agreements

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 FCSA for all CAP Projects
 CAP Section 14 Emergency Streambank and Shoreline Protection PPA
 CAP Section 103 CSRM (With Periodic Nourishment) PPA
 CAP Section 103 CSRM (Without Periodic Nourishment) PPA
 CAP Section 107 Small River and Harbor Navigation PPA
 CAP Section 204 Beneficial Use of Dredged Material/Regional Sediment Management PPA
 CAP Section 205 FRM - Structural PPA
 CAP Section 205 FRM - Structural and Nonstructural or NNBF PPA
 CAP Section 205 FRM - Nonstructural and/or Natural and Nature-Based Features PPA
 CAP Section 206 Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration PPA
 CAP Section 208 Snagging & Clearing for Flood Control PPA
 CAP Section 1135 Project Modifications for Improvement of the Environment PPA

Tribal Partnership Program Agreements

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 TPP Ecosystem Restoration PPA
 TPP Structural Flood Risk Management PPA

Memoranda of Agreement (MOAs)

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 Additional Work MOAs
 Assumption of O&M MOA
 Contributed Funds MOAs

Certain O&M Activities for Single Years

Certain O&M Activities for Multiple Years

Contributed Funds for Construction of a Navigation Project that Otherwise Would be a Full Federal  Expense

Contributed Funds for Activities Required Prior to Future Maintenance Dredging

O&M Dredging is Federal Expense;
No Federal funds available;
Contributor provides all funds for work
 

O&M Dredging where such dredging is a Federal Expense;
Both Federal and Contributed funds will be used;

and Contributor provides all funds needed for work above the amount of Federal funds available

O&M Dredging is Federal Expense;
Federal funds are available to award a contract;
Contributor provides specified amount of funds for additional O&M dredging of Federal channel

Maintenance Dredging for Multiple Years

Periodic Renourishment of H&SDRR Project with Sponsor Providing All Funds

Receive and Expend Funds for Design Where Contributor Provides all Funds for the Work

Water Storage Reallocation Study Using Federal and Non-Federal Funds

Water Storage Reallocation Study Using All Non-Federal Funds

 Section 1024 Acceptance of Funds/Materials/Service MOAs
 Section 1118(f)(1) Water Supply Proposal MOA

Section 1118(f)(1) of WRDA 2016

 Section 1123 Technical Services MOA

Section 1123 - Provision of Technical Services

 Section 203 Technical Assistance MOA
 Section 204 Technical Assistance MOAs
 Section 204(d) Beneficial Use of Dredged Material (non-CAP)

Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs)

Environmental Infrastructure

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 Section 108 - Lake Tahoe Basin Restoration, Nevada and California

These agreements are under review and will be updated. Please check back soon.

 Section 130 & E&WDAA, 04 - Placer and El Dorado Counties, CA

These agreements are under review and will be updated. Please check back soon.

 Section 154 - Northern Wisconsin
 Section 219 - General Environmental Infrastructure Authority
 Section 313 - South Central Pennsylvania
 Section 340 - Southern West Virginia
 Section 5061 - East Central and Northeast Florida
 Section 5138 - Texas
 Section 531 - Southern and Eastern Kentucky
 Section 542 - Lake Champlain Basin Program
 Section 552 - New York City Watershed
 Section 566 - Southeastern Pennsylvania

These agreements are under review and will be updated. Please check back soon.

 Section 569 - Northeastern Minnesota
 Section 571 - Northern West Virginia
 Section 592 - Mississippi
 Section 593 - Central New Mexico

These agreements are under review and will be updated. Please check back soon.

 Section 594 - Ohio and North Dakota
 Section 595 - Idaho, Montana, Rural Nevada, New Mexico, Rural Utah and Wyoming

Regional Environmental Authorities

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 Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA)
 Section 5 - Lake Tahoe Restoration Act
 Section 506 - Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration Program
 Section 510 - Chesapeake Bay Environmental Restoration and Protection Program

Design 

Design  and Construction

 Section 542 - Lake Champlain Basin Program
 Section 704 - Chesapeake Bay Oyster Recovery Program

Other Agreements & Templates

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 Acceptance of Contributed Funds for a Section 408 Evaluation
 Additional Measures Donor Ports and Energy Transfer Ports (Section 2106)
 Escrow Agreement

Escrow Agreement 

 Levee System Evaluation
 Placement of Dredged Material into a Federal Dredged Material Placement Facility by a Federal Permittee (Section 401(c))
 Placement of Dredged Material into a Federal Dredged Material Placement Facility by a Non-Federal Interest (Section 217(b))
 Planning Assistance to States
 Public Law 84-99

P.L. 84-99 Cooperative Agreement – Federal Project

P.L. 84-99 Cooperative Agreement – Non-Federal Project

 Section 1122 - Beneficial Use Pilot Program

Material Taken from a Federal Channel Only

Material Taken from Both Federal and non-Federal Channels

 Study to Extend Period of Periodic Nourishment
 Water Supply
 Watershed Assessments

Checklists, Forms, & Certificates

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 Certificate of Authority for Environmental Infrastructure Assistance
 Certificate of Authority

(Note: Attorney signing the Certificate of Authority cannot be a signatory to the agreement.)

 Certificate Regarding Lobbying
 Checklists
 Non-Federal Sponsor’s Certificate of Financial Capability

Self-Certification for Agreements

Self-Certification for Decision Documents

Financial Capability Guide for Non-Federal Sponsors 

Guidance Memorandum (CECW-PC 12 June 2007)

 Section 542 State Certification
 SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities

SF-LLL Form

Guidance Memorandum (CECW-LN 15 February 1990) 

 Submission Requirements for Agreement Review Packages

Items Of Local Cooperation

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 Commercial Navigation NED
 CSRM with Beach Improvements with Periodic Renourishment
 CSRM with Beach Improvements without Periodic Renourishment
 CSRM without Beach Improvements
 Ecosystem Restoration with Recreation
 Ecosystem Restoration
 Nonstructural or NNBF and Structural FRM with REC
 Nonstructural or NNBF and Structural FRM
 Nonstructural or NNBF FRM with REC
 Nonstructural or NNBF FRM
 Structural FRM with REC Final
 Structural FRM