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Administering Agency:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
Contact:: Omaha District, (402) 995-2448
(24-hour emergency number)
Statute: Public Law 84-99, as amended
Assistance Available: USACE is authorized to provide technical and direct assistance to 
Communities threatened with potential flooding. 
 
Form of Assistance: Technical Assistance: 
  • Requested by authorized representative of the Governor
  • Evaluate flood threat to area
  • Supplement data collection efforts
  • Inspect existing Flood Control Works and identify problems
  • Provide engineering technical services
  • Provide information for local contingency/ evacuation/flood fight plans

Direct Assistance: 

  • Governor letter required requesting assistance 
  • Conduct field investigations / data collection 
  • Provide emergency flood fight supplies to threatened areas
  • Project Report approved by HQUSACE
  • Project economically feasible and constructable before flood
  • Emergency construction of protective measure
Beneficiaries: Any locality faced with a heighten flood threat to public health and welfare. 
Qualifying Requirements:
  • State/tribal/local governments must make full use of their own resources, including the National Guard.
  • Requests for assistance to the Corps must be initiated by the Governor or his/her authorized representative.
  • The impacted area must be in the predicted or forecasted flood path.
  • Constructable prior to the flood event.
  • Benefit-cost ratio greater than 1.0.
  • Project Cooperation Agreement (PCA) required.
Limitations:
  • USACE assistance is supplemental to state and local efforts. 
  • Advanced measures is temporary and removed by locals. 
  • Applicants must furnish lands, easements, and right-of-way; make necessary relocations; and hold the U.S. free from damages. 
Application: Application for program assistance will be made to USACE
District, but assistance is subject to approval at higher level. 
Comments: Assistance is provided to protect life, prevent urban damages and flooding of public facilities.