The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has submitted its proposed appropriations for the 2018 Army Civil Works initiative to Congress, as part of an act that President Trump signed in March.
R.D. James, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, said in a statement published Monday that the work plan includes funding for studies and construction projects to modernize infrastructure and improve the economy and environment.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 allocates $6.8 billion for the Army Civil Works program, of which $6.4 billion will be used for: investigations; construction, operations and maintenance; Mississippi River and tributaries; and the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program.
USACE reported in its work plan that $4.6 billion for the five accounts will be allocated to specific programs, projects and activities, while $1.8 billion will be subdivided into different categories and subcategories such as navigation, flood risk management, other authorized project purposes and FUSRAP.
USACE aims to complete 39 feasibility studies, four projects in the program’s pre-construction engineering and design phase and 13 construction efforts.