The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced additional work that it will accomplish with funding provided in Public Law 116-20, the Additional Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Act, 2019, signed into law June 6, 2019.
Among other things, Public Law 116-20 provided $3.258 billion in five appropriations accounts: Investigations; Construction; Mississippi River and Tributaries; Operation and Maintenance; and Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies. Of that amount, $740 million was provided to build flood and storm damage reduction projects.
The Corps will also use $35 million provided in the Investigations account to complete flood and storm damage reduction studies in two states and three territories that will focus on the opportunities to reduce the overall flood risk facing the nation.
The Corps will also use an estimated $281.5 million to construct two flood and storm damage reduction projects in North Carolina – Surf City and North Topsail Beach, North Carolina, and Carteret County (Bogue Banks), North Carolina. An additional $39.6 million provided in the Construction account will be used to complete construction of the Princeville, North Carolina, flood and storm damage reduction project.
The table listing the projects and studies receiving funding are posted at https://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Budget/ as “Supplemental Appropriations for Disasters 2019.