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Partnering with the Corps: Assistance to States, Tribes & Communities

  • General Information
    • About Corps Planning
    • USACE Agreement Models
      Feasibility Cost Sharing Agreements (FCSAs), Project Partnership Agreements (PPAs), Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)s, Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs), Model Agreements, Local Cooperation Agreements (LCA) and more.
    • Interagency and International Services (IIS) Program (Reimbursable)
      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) through its Interagency and International Services (IIS) Program provides REIMBURSABLE technical assistance to non-DoD Federal, State, and Local agencies, tribal nations, private industry, and foreign governments and organizations.
    • Public Participation and Conflict Resolution
    • 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.
    • Partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: A Guide for Communities, Local Governments, States, Tribes, and Non-Governmental Organizations
      Partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: A Guide for Communities, Local Governments, States, Tribes, and Non-Governmental Organizations provides potential sponsors with information on the programs and processes available for non-Federal partners and USACE representatives to work together to address the Nation’s water resources problems. The Guide includes an overview of the USACE Civil Works Program and describes how USACE can work with local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and other non-Federal partners on activities ranging from technical services and advice to planning and constructing water resources projects. A previous version of this document was originally published as the Project Partnership Kit by IWR back in 1996 and revised in 2001.
    • Strengthening USACE Collaboration With Tribal Nations for Water Resources Management
      The purpose of this assessment and report is to assess the current state of USACE collaboration with Tribes and suggests new (or improved) collaborative strategies to help address the water resources challenges Tribal Nations confront. This assessment has two main objectives: (1) identify and assess the policy and procedural impediments experienced by Tribes and USACE when working together on water resources related issues, and (2) recommend existing or new policies, procedures, and tools to improve cooperation and collaboration between USACE and Tribes regarding water resources management for Native American communities.

  • Interagency Partnerships
    • National Resources Conservation Services (NRCS)/USACE Partnership Handbook
      This handbook aims to stimulate and facilitate active cooperation and collaboration between Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on water resource issues and challenges facing our Nation. This document is designed to convey to field staff of both NRCS and USACE basic information about each agency’s missions, programs, capabilities, and modes of operation.
    • Section 1210(b) of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) Fact Sheet
      This FEMA fact sheet provides information on Section 1210(b) of the DRRA, which allows for FEMA to use the funds from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to implement certain mitigation activities that fall within the scope of USACE (i.e., federally authorized water resources development projects). For more information on HMGP, which assists in implementing long-term hazard mitigation planning and projects following a Presidential major disaster declaration, visit the FEMA HMGP website. Note: Once HMGP funding is applied to construction of a federally authorized water resources development project, no further federal funding may be provided for the project's constructi

  • Fact Sheets
    • Interagency Nonstructural Efforts: How the Corps Can Assist with Activities that Reduce Flood Risk
      Under the Floodplain Management Services (FPMS) Program, the Corps provides a wide range of technical services and planning guidance to support effective management of the floodplains associated with the rivers of the United States. Interagency nonstructural efforts that focus on flood risk reduction activities are services that can be provided through FPMS and support non-federal governments while promoting a collaborative approach. Each Fall, a “Call for Proposals” is issued internally within the Corps for such efforts and specifies the coming year’s proposal submission requirements, evaluation criteria, and review processes.
    • Partnering with the Corps: Assistance to States, Tribes & Communities
      The Corps' Civil Works Planning Program works with State, Tribal, and local governments to provide or coordinate technical assistance and engineering expertise through a variety of programs.
    • Corps Planning: Planning Assistance to States
      Two types of planning assistance are offered through the Planning Assistance to States (PAS) program, Comprehensive Plans and Technical Assistance. Any State, or group of States, may partner with the Corps under the PAS program. Federally-recognized Tribes and U.S. Territories are also eligible partners in the PAS program. The PAS program is authorized by Section 22 of WRDA 1974, as amended, and is sometimes referred to as the “Section 22” program.
    • Corps Planning: Floodplain Management Services
      Through the Floodplain Management Services (FPMS) program, the Corps provides information on flood hazards to local interests, state agencies, and other federal agencies to guide development of the floodplains of the rivers of the United States.
    • USACE Flood Risk Management Mission Overview
      This fact sheet provides an overview of the USACE Flood Risk Management mission.

  • Guidance

Webinars

    2020
  • FY21 FPMS Interagency Nonstructural Call for Proposals (6 February)
    This webinar provided an overview of the FY21 Floodplain Management Services (FPMS) Interagency Nonstructural Call for Proposals, which was issued in November 2019. The goal of the FPMS Interagency Nonstructural Call for Proposals is to facilitate interagency flood risk management outcomes and collaboratively leverage multiple agency resources and authorities. The webinar was presented by Beverley Hayes (FPMS Program Manager) and Lisa Bourget (Institute for Water Resources) and focused on reviewing the process and schedule for proposal submission and evaluation, offering tips and cautions, reviewing select examples, and addressing questions.

    2019
  • Overview of Planning Assistance to States and Flood Plain Management Services (18 April)
    This webinar 18 provided an overview of Planning Assistance to States (PAS) and Flood Plain Management Services (FPMS), including program descriptions, recent legislative changes, discussion of the future of technical services, study processes, and elements of a successful technical services program. The presentation also discussed alternative methods and funding sources that can be used to address water resources issues at a local or regional scale. The webinar was presented by Beverly Hayes (PAS and FPMS Program Manager), and is one of a series of periodic program updates informing USACE professionals of our technical services capabilities. It is focused on helping team members find innovative ways to address water resources problem solving.
  • FY20 Floodplain Management Services (FPMS) Interagency Nonstructural Call for Proposals (7 February)
    This webinar provided an overview of the FY20 Floodplain Management Services (FPMS) Interagency Nonstructural Call for Proposals, which was sent in December 2018 (see attached email). The goal of the Interagency FPMS Call for Proposals is to facilitate interagency flood risk management outcomes and collaboratively leverage multiple agency resources and authorities. The webinar was presented by Beverley Hayes (FPMS Program Manager) and Lisa Bourget (USACE Institute for Water Resources), who reviewed the process and schedule for proposal submission and evaluation, offered tips and cautions, reviewed select examples, and addressed questions.

    2018
  • Interagency Floodplain Management Services Opportunities - Call for Proposals (12 April)
    Beverly Hayes, FPMS Program Manager, and Lisa Bourget, USACE Institute for Water Resources, provided an overview of the FY19 Floodplain Management Services (FPMS) Interagency Call for Proposals and discussed the goal of the call for proposals, which is to facilitate interagency flood risk management outcomes and leverage multiple agency resources and authorities. The proposals are due to MSCs by 22 May 2018 (Districts may specify an earlier date).

    2017
  • FY18 Interagency FPMS Flood Risk Management Call for Proposals (15 May)
    Beverley Hayes, FPMS Program Manager, and Lisa Bourget, IWR, provided an overview of the request for proposals and the updated process for proposal submission and evaluation. The webinar also includes tips and cautions for preparing your FY18 proposals.

    2016
  • Planning Assistance to States & Floodplain Management Services (18 August)
    Ms. Beverly Hayes, HQ Planning and Policy, provided an overview of the Planning Assistance to States (PAS) and Flood Plain Management Services (FPMS) Programs and participants shared types of projects the have completed under these programs. Ms. Hayes highlighted some challenges in program delivery and solicited input on how to improve the programs.

    2015
  • USACE Tribal Engagement and SMART Planning (2 April)
    Chris Koeppel, RPA, Mississippi Valley Division Archaeologist and Tribal Liaison, discussed opportunities and tools to integrate government-to-government consultation with Federally recognized tribes within the SMART Planning framework. His presentation also includes talking points for communication with Federally recognized tribes.
  • Regional Coordination with Natural Resource Agencies: Tips & Lessons Learned (5 February)
    David Bauman from the Corps South Atlantic Division (SAD) provides tips, lessons learned and examples of coordination tools, as well as suggests ways to positively engage with the National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

    2014
  • SMART Planning FY15 Interagency Projects (18 September)
    An overview of the upcoming available funding opportunities for interagency projects via FY15 Floodplain Management Services dollars. Contact your FPMS Project Manager for more information.