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Administration’s Fiscal 2017 Budget - New York District’s Civil Works Program

Published Feb. 12, 2016
The president’s budget for fiscal 2017 (FY 2017) includes funding for the Civil Works Program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District.

The president’s budget for fiscal 2017 (FY 2017) includes funding for the Civil Works Program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District.

Administration’s Fiscal 2017 Budget Calls for $90,370 million for Army Corps’ New York District Civil Works Program

NEW YORK -- The president’s budget for fiscal 2017 (FY 2017) includes roughly $90,370 million in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District. This funding allows the New York District to continue to maintain and improve water resources infrastructure, bringing economic and environmental returns to the Nation and reducing risks to public safety.

The FY 2017 budgeted line-items support what have been New York District’s most significant Civil Works programs and projects – navigation, flood risk management and ecosystem restoration.  The budgeted funds remain proposed subject to the enactment of the FY 2017 Energy & Water Development Appropriations Act. The funds are distributed between primary program accounts within the District’s Civil Works Program:

• Construction General & General Investigations – $11,254,000

• Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Plan (FUSRAP) - $36, 850, 00

• Operation and Maintenance (O&M) – $42,267,000

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program is focused on the operation, maintenance, repair and replacement of major commercial navigation and flood risk management, as well as on the restoration of ecosystems and the stewardship of the land and related water resources of Corps projects. The overall budget for the program is primarily devoted to maintaining these assets so that they can continue to provide the greatest economic, environmental and social benefits to the Nation.

• The President’s FY17 Budget request maintains a strong commitment to the environment. 

• Complex environmental problems require long-term solutions developed in a collaborative environment. All Corps programs are guided by the environmental operating principles. 

Flood and storm damage reduction is a shared responsibility. Public safety is the Corps’ number one priority. The Program enables the Corps to help reduce risk of loss of life and property damage in the event of floods.

• The Corps’ Navigation Program is a major contributor to the nation’s economic prosperity.  This Budget focuses funding on the highest priority capital investments and maintenance activities. The Corps’ Navigation program helps facilitate commercial navigation by providing support for safe, reliable, highly cost-effective, and environmentally-sustainable waterborne transportation systems. Among existing navigation projects, the FY 2017 budget gives priority to the operation and maintenance of harbors and waterway segments that support high volumes of commercial traffic including the high commercial use harbors and channels such as the New York and New Jersey Harbor. 

• The evolution of the Regulatory Program reflects changing public needs, policy, and case law.  The Regulatory Program strives to increase utilization of watershed tools, and web-based technology to deliver an accessible, predictable and transparent program to the public. The FY 2017 Regulatory Program is funded and will improve the protection of the nation’s waters and wetlands, while providing greater efficiency within the permit process.

• The FY 2017 FUSRAP Program is funded to continue remediation activities. The FY 2017 budget will fund work for New York-New Jersey Harbor & Tributaries, N.Y. and N.J. and Nassau County Back Bays, N.Y.


FY 2017 Civil Works budget press book for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is available at:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Budget is available at:


The New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for water resource development, navigation, and regulatory activities in northeastern New Jersey, eastern and south central New York State, including the New York Harbor and Long Island, and sections of Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

The New York District is also responsible for design and military construction at U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force installations in New Jersey, New York and in Greenland.


Visit the New York District Website for Civil Works Projects and Programs at:




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