- 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 Nations 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 agencys 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 years 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.
Engineer Regulation 1105-2-100: Planning Guidance Notebook
The Planning Guidance Notebook provides the overall direction by which the Corps of Engineers Civil Works projects are formulated, evaluated, and selected for overall implementation. This includes all appendices that were written at a later date.
Model Cost Sharing Agreements for Planning Assistance to States
Implementation Guidance for Section 1159 of the Water Resources and Development Act of 2018, Regional Coalitions and Higher Education
Section 1159 of WRDA 2018 amends Section 22(a) of WRDA 1974 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-16(a)), to authorize regional coalitions of governmental entities to participate in the preparation of comprehensive plans for the development, utilization, and conservation of the water and related resources of drainage basins, watersheds, or ecosystems located within the boundaries of such State, interest, or entity. Additionally, Section 1159 amends Section 22(a) to authorize the Secretary to work with an institution of higher education in the preparation of comprehensive plans and in the provision of technical assistance. These Section 22 efforts are also known as the Planning Assistants to States (PAS) program.
Implementation Guidance for Section 3015 of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA 2014) - Planning Assistance to States
Section 3015 of WRRDA 2014 further amends Section 22 of the Water Resources Development Act of 197 4 (Section 22) to authorize the Secretary to provide assistance in the preparation of comprehensive water resources plans to a State, or to non-Federal interests working with a State. It provides for the establishment of fees to recover 50 percent of the cost of developing comprehensive plans and in providing technical fees under Section 22 and for the acceptance and expenditure of contributed funds in excess of such fees.
Implementation Requirements for Section 22 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1974, as amended, and Non-Federal Interests
This memorandum provides additional guidance on the provision of assistance under the Planning Assistance to States (Section 22) program. The memo clarifies the conditions under which the Corps can provide assistance to a non-Federal public body or a nonprofit entity.
Revisions to Implementation Guidance for Section 1030 of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014, Continuing Authorities
Section 1030 of WRRDA 2014 increases the programmatic limits and per project limits for certain Continuing Authority Program (CAP) authorities and for the Flood Plain Management Services (FPMS) Program. In addition, it provides that the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2007 cost sharing amendment for beneficial use of dredged material does not apply to certain projects. Further, it provides that the entire non-federal share for projects under Section 1135 of WRDA 1986 may be provided by in-kind contributions. Finally, Section 1030 directs that the Secretary publish in the Federal Register the criteria used for prioritizing the annual funding for CAP projects and on an annual basis the status of each CAP project. This guidance is superseded by Engineer Pamphlet 1105-2-58, Continuing Authorities Program, dated 1 March 2019.
SMART Planning Feasibility Studies: A Guide to Coordination and Engagement with the Services
This guide was developed through a collaboration between the Corps, USFWS and NMFS. The Guide provides an overview of the SMART Planning process and demonstrates how key environmental coordination and compliance activities fit into that process. The Guide highlights opportunities for engagement and coordination at all stages of a planning study, re-emphasizing the need for early coordination.
USACE Project Partnership Agreements
This website has some current International, Federal and regional agencies, non-governmental, and academic partnerships.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.