The Corps works with tribes on a government-to-government basis to address flood risk management concerns by seeking knowledge that can enhance flood risk management policies and programs and by partnering on specific flood risk management projects.
Contact your local Corps district office. The Corps can assist tribal governments with flood risk management, but the Corps must the match the desired assistance with appropriate authorities, programs and available funds appropriated by Congress.
For example, the Water Resources Development Act authorizes the Corps to assist American Indian and Alaska Native tribes in preparing comprehensive plans for the development, use, and conservation of water and land-related resources, which is carried out through the Planning Assistance to States program. The program is funded annually by Congress, with appropriations limited to $50,000 per Tribe but usually much less. Although some studies are cost-shared on a 50 percent Federal and 50 percent non-Federal basis, the Tribal Partnership Program authorized under Section 203 of WRDA 2000 allows for watershed studies and watershed management plans to be cost-shared on a 75 percent Federal and 25 percent tribal basis.
As another example, the Flood Control Act of 1960 authorizes the Corps to provide technical services and planning guidance to support effective floodplain management, which is carried out through the Floodplain Management Services program. Program services are provided free to tribal governments.
USACE PROGRAMS RELATED TO FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT
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