Sample Section 1135 Request Letter

Published Sept. 3, 2012

To request assistance under Section 1135, use the sample letter below to provide a written request to the Corps' Omaha District.

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District Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District
ATTN: Planning, Programs and Project Management Division, Planning Branch
1616 Capitol Avenue
Omaha, Nebraska 68102-4901


Dear Sir or Madam:

This letter is to seek the assistance of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in planning, designing and constructing a project to restore or improve fish and wildlife habitat [specify one: at a Corps project, or in an area degraded by a Corps project], under Section 1135 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986.

[Name the existing Corps project. Briefly describe the type of ecosystem improvement project that is foreseen: objectives, actions that might achieve those, approximate size, and any specific problems or needs.]

We believe that such a project may be feasible under this program. We are aware that a non-federal sponsor must provide 25 percent of total costs, including any needed real estate interests, for any project that might result, and that the sponsor must maintain the project after completion.

Your reply to this inquiry will be appreciated. Please contact [name, address, telephone] for further coordination.


[Name and title]