How will Districts confirm Federal Interest without a Reconnaissance Phase?
During the Civil Works Program (budget) development process, Special Investigations funding is available to Districts to conduct a
rigorous screening process to ensure the most viable studies are recommended as New Start studies. No studies should be included
in the budget where the district does not have a high level of confidence in having a willing non-Federal sponsor and a strong
indication of Federal interest. Federal interest will be confirmed by the Project Delivery Team after execution of the FCSA and
affirmed by the Vertical Team at the Alternatives Milestone. (May 2015)