Emergency Operations Flood Response and Post Flood Response

To provide emergency flood response and post flood response assistance as required to supplement State and local efforts and capabilities in time of flood or coastal storm.

Agency - Department of Defense

The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States through five major areas: peacekeeping and war-fighting efforts, Homeland Security, evacuation and humanitarian causes.

Office - U. S. Army Corps of Engineers or District Engineers listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Program Accomplishments

The Corps conducts 50 to 250 flood emergency operations annually.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Emergency assistance is provided in all phases of flood response and post flood response to supplement State and local efforts.

State and local governments must use their own resources to the maximum extent feasible, usually including the furnishing of common labor.

No specific restrictions are placed on such assistance.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State or local public agencies for flood response and the State for post flood response.

Beneficiary Eligibility

All persons living in areas subject to floods, and in eligible areas, are potential beneficiaries.



Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

Flood response is provided upon oral or written request by responsible State or local authorities, followed by a written request from the Governor. Post flood response will be provided upon written request by the Governor.

Award Procedures

Not applicable.




Flood Control Act of 1941, Public Law 77-228, as amended; Public Laws 84-99, 87-874, 93-251, 95-51, 99-662, 100-45, and 101-640, 33 U.S.C. 701n.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Varies by situation of request from hours to days.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Local cooperation is required to provide necessary lands, easements, and right-of-way; hold and save the Federal Government free from damages due to the authorized work; and, maintain permanent works in a satisfactory manner.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Flood fight response will normally continue until flood waters recede below bank full and recovery operations commence. Post flood response activities are limited to 10 days following receipt of the Governor's request. All temporary preventive and protective measures constructed by the Corps of Engineers must be removed by local interests.

Post Assistance Requirements







Financial Information

Account Identification



(Salaries and expenses) FY 07 est not reported; FY 08 est not reported; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Engineer Regulation 500- 1-1 pamphlets and statements are issued by the District Engineer's Office and Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. They are available on request without charge.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or District Engineers listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-OE, Washington, DC 20314-1000. Telephone: (202) 272-0251. FTS is not available.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.

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