ABSTRACT

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Funding for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Civil Works: Policy Primer [August 12, 2021]   [open pdf - 851KB]

From the Document: "Congress authorizes and funds the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to undertake civil works activities, including planning and construction of water resource projects and maintenance of navigation improvements and other infrastructure (e.g., multipurpose dams). USACE has an estimated $109 billion construction backlog, as well as authorized but unfunded investigations and operations and maintenance (O&M) activities. Division J, Title III, of H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), as passed by the Senate on August 10, 2021, would provide $17.1 billion in emergency appropriations to various USACE accounts, with the majority going to three accounts: [1] Construction (68%); [2] O&M (23%); [3] Mississippi River and Tributaries (MR&T, 5%)[.] IIJA also would provide the following: [1] $251 million for repair of damages to existing projects, including nonfederal levees and shore protection through the Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies (FCCE) account; [2] $75 million to the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) account for USACE [hyperlink]to implement a direct loan and loan guarantee program [hyperlink], which IIJA would limit to nonfederal dam safety work (similar to a limit applied to FY2021 appropriations)."

Report Number:
CRS Insight, IN11723
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Date:
2021-08-12
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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