Section 206 Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration

The Continuing Authorities Program (CAP) authorizes USACE to plan, design and construct small scale projects under existing program authority from Congress. Local governments and agencies seeking assistance may request USACE to investigate potential water resource issues that may fit a particular authority. A CAP project is conducted in two phases: a feasibility phase and a design and implementation phase. Both phases of a CAP project are cost-shared between the federal government and the non-federal sponsor. Certain territories of the United States (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) as well as Tribal organizations, are eligible for a reduction of the CAP Program non-federal cost-sharing requirement (based on the Water Resources Reform Development Acts of 2014 and 2016, applicable CAP projects with feasibility phase agreements or construction contracts executed on or after June 10, 2014, are eligible for waivers up to $455,000).

Section 206 of the Flood Control Act of 1960, as amended

What USACE Can Do
The Floodplain Management Services (FPMS) Program provides the full range of technical services and planning guidance needed to support effective floodplain management. Funding cannot support construction. FPMS are 100 percent federally funded. The maximum federal limit is $10 million per project.
General Technical Services
The program develops or interprets site-specific data on obstructions to flood flows; flood formation and timing; flood depths or stages; floodwater velocities; and the extent, duration, and frequency of flooding. It also provides information on natural and cultural resources before and after the use of floodplain management measures.
Special Studies
Special studies can range from helping a community identify present or future floodplain areas to a broad assessment of the various floodplain management alternatives. Some of the most common types of Special Studies include:
• Floodplain Delineation and Flood Hazard Evaluation
• DamBreak Analysis
• Flood Warning/Preparedness
• Regulatory Floodway
• Comprehensive Floodplain Management
• Urbanization Impact
• Storm Water Management
• Hydrologic, Hydraulic and Sediment Transport Modeling