Funding: $150,000,000

Description: Most U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) projects start with a feasibility study (i.e., an investigation) of the water resource issue and an evaluation of the alternatives to address the issue. The purpose of the USACE study process is to inform federal decisions on whether there is a federal interest in authorizing a USACE construction project. USACE generally requires two types of congressional action to initiate a study—study authorization and then appropriations. Congress generally authorizes USACE studies in Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) legislation. Please review this resource here for more information about accessing funding for this purpose.

Learn More: Contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New England District