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
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 –
• 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: http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Budget.aspx
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: