The General Investigation Program, known as the G.I. Program, establishes a process by which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) can help a community solve a water resource problem.
Under the General Investigation Program, the USACE would jointly conduct a study and, if shown by the study to be feasible, construct a project. This approach requires that Congress provide the USACE first with authority to accomplish a feasibility study and second, to construct a project. Local sponsors share the study and construction costs with the USACE, and usually pay for all operation and maintenance costs.
The General Investigation Program may be used to address a variety of water resource problems including navigation, flood risk management, ecosystem restoration, and hurricane and storm damage reduction.
Section 905(b) - Reconnaissance and Feasibility Studies
Section 729 - Watershed Planning
Section 22 - Planning Assistance to States and Indian Tribes
For additional information about the USACE General Investigation Program please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.