Chicago (June 14, 2018) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) work plan for the Army Civil Works program on June 7, 2018. As a result, the Chicago District received $70.835 million.
On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, Public Law 115-141, of which Division D is the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (the Act) for FY 2018. The Act provides $6.827 billion in FY 2018 appropriations for the Army Civil Works program, of which $6.402 billion is appropriated in five accounts: Investigations; Construction; Operation and Maintenance; Mississippi River and Tributaries; and Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP).
The Corps’ Chicago District received $70.835 million in funding to execute the following:
Westminster - $295,000
Cook County, Glen Oak Acres, Country Club Hills - $1.2 million
McCook Reservoir - $44.352 million
Calumet Region - $3.5 million
Indiana Shoreline - $2.5 million
Operations & Maintenance
Calumet Harbor - $7.1 million
Chicago Harbor - $4.68 million
Burns Harbor - $4.381 million
Michigan City, Ind. Harbor - $2.829 million
The Army Civil Works budget 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 work plan identifies which projects, programs and activities within the Civil Works program will receive the FY 2018 funding, how much each will receive, and includes amounts that the Army allocated earlier this fiscal year under continuing resolutions. With the total funding for this fiscal year, the work plan funds to completion 39 feasibility studies, five projects in the Preconstruction Engineering and Design phase, and 14 construction projects or elements of projects.
The work plan listing the amounts provided to various programs, projects and activities for each of the five appropriations accounts can be found at: http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Budget.aspx.