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Continuing Authorities Program (CAP)

  • Guidance

  • Resources
    • Summary of Continuing Authorities
      This table provides a summary of continuing authorities, including each authority’s purpose, the federal/non-federal feasibility cost share, the federal/non-federal implementation cost share, and the federal project limit/program limit.
    • CAP Section 14 Fact Sheet and Sample Request Letter
      This fact sheet provides information on Section 14 - Emergency Stream Bank and Shoreline Protection, under which USACE can partner with a non-federal sponsor to plan and construct emergency stream bank and shoreline protection for public facilities in imminent danger of failing (e.g., roads, bridges, hospitals, schools, treatment plants).
    • CAP Section 103 Fact Sheet and Sample Request Letter
      This fact sheet provides information on Section 103 - Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Projects, under which USACE can partner with a non-federal sponsor to plan and construct small coastal storm damage reduction projects that have not previously been specifically authorized by Congress and are not part of a larger project.
    • CAP Section 107 Fact Sheet and Sample Request Letter
      This fact sheet provides information on Section 107 - Commercial Navigation Improvements, under which USACE can partner with a non-federal sponsor to plan and construct commercial navigation projects that have not previously been specifically authorized by Congress and are not part of a larger project.
    • CAP Section 205 Fact Sheet and Sample Request Letter
      This fact sheet provides information on Section 205 - Small Flood Risk Management Projects, under which USACE can partner with a non-federal sponsor to plan and construct small flood damage reduction projects that have not previously been specifically authorized by Congress and are not part of a larger project.
    • CAP Section 206 Fact Sheet and Sample Request Letter
      This fact sheet provides information on Section 206 - Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration, under which USACE can partner with a non-federal sponsor to develop aquatic ecosystem restoration and protection projects that improve the quality of the environment.
    • CAP Section 1135 Fact Sheet and Sample Request Letter
      This fact sheet provides information on Section 1135 - Project Modifications for Improvement of the Environment, under which USACE can partner with a non-federal sponsor to modify structures and operations of water resources projects constructed by the Corps for the purpose of improving the quality of the environment. Restoration projects can also occur at locations where an existing Corps project contributed to the degradation of the environment.

  • Training
    • Continuing Authorities Program (CAP) Updates – September 2020
      This webinar presented by the Revolutionize Civil Works Team discussed the latest changes to CAP, including an overview of the new CAP approval delegations and Director’s Policy Memorandum guidance to increase planers’ understanding and expectations. The team also highlighted why these changes are significant and how they will benefit USACE as well as USACE partners.

Webinars

    2020
  • Continuing Authorities Program (CAP) Updates  September 2020 (29 September)
    This webinar presented by the Revolutionize Civil Works Team discussed the latest changes to CAP, including an overview of the new CAP approval delegations and Directors Policy Memorandum guidance to increase planers understanding and expectations. The team also highlighted why these changes are significant and how they will benefit USACE as well as USACE partners.

    2019
  • Continuing Authorities Program (30 May)
    This webinar provided an overview of the Continuing Authorities Program (CAP) presented by Joe Mose, National CAP Program Manager at Headquarters. Topics addresses included the newly published EP 1105-2-58, Continuing Authorities Program (formerly Appendix F of the Planning Guidance Notebook), a brief review of CAP authorities, the project planning and implementation process, and national program perspectives including current funding. Guidance referenced during the presentation included Implementation Guidance for Section 1119 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2016, Indian Tribes, EP-1105-2-58, and the rest of the Pla nning Guidance Notebook.

    2018
  • LRD and SPD Sharing Lessons on CAP Execution (1 March)
    Mr. Mike Saffran (LRD) and Mr. Mark Bierman (SPD Regional CAP Production Center) shared information on efforts in LRD and SPD to improve execution of the Continuing Authorities Program (CAP).