Supplemental Appropriations for Army Corps Flood Response and Recovery [February 20, 2020] [open pdf - 472KB]
From the Document: "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE, or Army Corps) has a prominent role in responding to natural disasters, especially floods, in U.S. states and territories. Congress has provided USACE with authorities to perform emergency flood fighting (e.g., sandbagging and temporary levee construction) and to repair certain nonfederal flood control works damaged by floods and other events. Congress often pays for these activities through supplemental appropriations. Since 2005, Congress also has provided USACE with supplemental appropriations for construction of flood risk reduction projects in states and territories as part of some post-flood disaster response and recovery efforts. Additionally, for incident and disaster responses performed pursuant to other federal authorities, the agency leading the federal effort may task USACE with assignments. These assignments are not funded through USACE budget accounts and are not discussed herein. The discussion below focuses on USACE's emergency flood response and recovery activities pursuant to USACE authorities and supplemental funds, as well as related issues for Congress."
CRS In Focus, IF11435
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/