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2018 Storm Damage Supplemental - Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, was signed into law Feb. 9, 2018.

On April 30, 2018 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced an initial set of work to be accomplished with a portion of the funding provided for disaster recovery.

Among other things, Public Law 115-123 provides $17.398 billion to USACE for disaster recovery in six appropriations accounts: Investigations; Construction; Mississippi River and Tributaries; Operation and Maintenance; Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies; and Expenses. The initial allocation of approximately $360 million ($608 million total) of appropriations in the Operation and Maintenance account will be used to address the highest priority needs identified by the Corps at 32 projects in 12 states. Seven of these projects were identified within the Jacksonville District area of responsibility.  Funding for this short-term repair work is to be used for repairs to Corps projects damaged by natural disasters and to perform emergency dredging of shoaled material deposited at Corps projects by natural disasters.

A second allocation short-term repair work allocation was made May 21, 2018. USACE will use approximately $424 million of the $810 million provided in the Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies account to repair damage to 48 locally owned flood risk management projects in 11 states and one territory.

“The projects announced today (May 22) and allocation of funds will enable the Corps to continue the repair work it has started to alleviate the impacts of past disasters on projects that are important to human safety and flood-prone property,” said Mr. R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. 

The Corps will update additional information as it becomes available.

Allocated work in: 


Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands