The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters has released its work plan for the Army Civil Works Program through the end of fiscal year 2019 and includes approximately $74,273,500 million for projects and studies being managed by the Army Corps’ New York District.
The Fiscal Year 2019 Civil Works budget reflects the administration's priorities to support and improve the nation's economy and infrastructure. The Work Plan released by Headquarters details how the Corps of Engineers will execute the Civil Works appropriation.
New York District’s Civil Works Program encompasses a wide range of areas including flood risk reduction, operations and maintenance dredging, environmental remediation, and environmental restoration. Funding is primarily distributed into three main areas within the District: Navigation, Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration and Environmental Flood Risk Management.
"Now that Fiscal Year 2019 federal dollars have been allocated, the New York District is moving forward with our local partners to execute our various programs, projects and studies," said Col. Thomas Asbery, New York District's Commander and District Engineer. "We'll continue to deliver the navigation, flood damage reduction and environmental restoration mission to communities throughout the District’s area of responsibility.”
Some examples of the Navigation Projects funded under the FY19 Work Plan include:
• $8,000,000, Newark Bay, Hackensack and Passaic Rivers.
• $44,921,300 New York and New Jersey Channels & Harbor.
This Work Plan and the dollar amounts in it represent federal dollars allocated to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for FY 2019 from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019. The FY 2019 Civil Works budget press book is available on the Web at:
http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Budget/ under the heading Program Budget: Press Books.
About New York District: New York District is responsible for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ water resource development, navigation, and regulatory activities in northeastern New Jersey, eastern and southcentral New York State, including the New York Harbor and Long Island, and parts of Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. The New York District is also responsible for design and construction at U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force installations in New Jersey, New York and in Greenland.