Army Corps Fiscal Challenges: Frequently Asked Questions
This Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report from August 2011 describes the fiscal challenges faced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This CRS report discusses frequently asked questions (FAQs) on Corps fiscal challenges and related recommendations from expert and government reports where available.
Army Corps of Engineers: Water Resource Authorization and Project Delivery Processes
This 2019 report from the Congressional Research Service summarizes USACE authorization legislation, the standard project delivery process, authorities for alternative water resource project delivery, and other USACE authorities.
- Civil Works – Integrated Funding Database (CWIFD)
CWIFD is an online tool used to collect project and program data from various
USACE data sources and provides an intuitive and user friendly platform for users
to enter and manage the project and program necessary for budget and allocation
- Congressional Committees with Jurisdiction over the Civil Works Program - Appropriations
- Congressional Committees with Jurisdiction over the Civil Works Program - Authorizations
Civil Works Program and Projects Budget Estimates and Guidance
Headquarters Civil Works Budget and Performance website, with links to agency fact sheets, budget justification, budget testimony, five-year development plan, Program Development Policy Guidance, Budget Engineer Circulars, and work plans.
Annual Civil Works Execution Guidance
This annually revised Engineer Circular (EC) provides program and project management policies and practices for the execution of the USACE Civil Works Program.
Implementation Guidance for Section 1156(a)(2) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA 2016), Contributed Funds
Section 1156(a)(2) of WRDA 2016 amends Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 408; referred to as Section 408) by expanding authority to allow USACE to accept and expend funds received from public or private entities to evaluate requests under Section 408 for an alternative or permanent occupation or use of a work built by the United States. This 2017 Guidance Memorandum for Commanders provides direct guidance on how to implement this expanded authority.
Methodology for Updating Benefit-to-Cost Ratios (BCR) for Budget Development
This memorandum provides guidance on the methodology for updating benefit-to-cost ratios (BCRs) in support of the budget development process and establishes responsibilities for ensuring accurate reporting of updated BCR's to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
USACE Section 902 Cost Limit Policy Clarification and Applicability
This memorandum defines and clarifies the proper procedure, roles, and responsibilities for ensuring that projects are budgeted, funded and constructed, as authorized and in accordance with Section 902 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1986, as amended.
- Training - Archived presentations and class modules from past courses are provided as a reference for Planners. Please note that these modules are from 2010 and 2011 and there have been several changes to terminology and processes since then
Civil Works Program Development
March 2011 presentation by the Programs Integration Division (PID) to the Planning Associates class on budget cycle, Corps structure and more.