BUFFALO, NY --
The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2020 released Tuesday includes more than $4.827 billion in discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with $22.023 million set aside for Buffalo District projects.
The Civil Works budget funds the Operation and Maintenance Program, which includes the maintenance of federal shipping channels and navigation structures within the Buffalo District’s area of responsibility, and operation and maintenance of the Black Rock Lock and Mount Morris Dam.
The FY20 Operation and Maintenance funding ($21.673 million) will be distributed among the projects as follows:
Black Rock Channel $2,077,000
Mount Morris Dam $3,604,000
Ashtabula Harbor, OH $108,000
Cleveland Harbor $7,966,000
Conneaut Harbor $1,216,000
Fairport Harbor $1,130,000
Sandusky Harbor $913,000
Toledo Harbor $4,659,000
The General Investigations FY20 funding ($350,000) will be distributed among the projects as follows, and will be used for dredged material management planning:
Buffalo Harbor $250,000
Cleveland Harbor $100,000
Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program
No funds are included in the Army Corps' Budget for FUSRAP. The Budget proposes to return responsibility for management of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) back to the Department of Energy (DOE). The Army Corps would continue to perform cleanup of FUSRAP sites on a reimbursable basis with DOE. This proposal would enable DOE to consider a broader range of federal cleanup efforts in prioritizing work each year, thereby increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of Federal cleanup efforts.
The Fiscal Year 2020 Civil Works Budget of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Press
Book is available at http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Budget/
For more information on the President’s Budget for FY20, visit:
Corps of Engineers, HQ Website – http://www.usace.army.mil
White House Website – http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget