BUFFALO, NY --
The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2022 released today includes more than $6.79 billion in discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with just under $100 million set aside for Buffalo District projects.
Great significance for the region is an additional $500,000 for the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study, a new start project that includes the three Great Lakes districts, Buffalo, Chicago and Detroit. The goal is to create a plan identifying vulnerable coastal areas and recommending actions to bolster the coastal resources’ ability to withstand, recover from and adapt to future hydrologic uncertainty with respect to built and natural coastal environments. Recent high-water events across the Great Lakes brought about the study’s need.
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 FY22 funding will be distributed among the projects as follows:
Black Rock Channel $10,600,000
Buffalo Harbor $20,908,000
Dunkirk Harbor $680,000
Little Sodus Bay $6,900,000
Mount Morris Dam $5,799,000
Oswego Harbor $5,606,000
Rochester Harbor $5,010,000
Ashtabula Harbor $157,000
Cleveland Harbor $10,020,000
Conneaut Harbor $2,764,000
Fairport Harbor $3,880,000
Huron Harbor $8,000
Lorain Harbor $2,317,000
Sandusky Harbor $1,463,000
Toledo Harbor $6,929,000
Vermillion Harbor $5,700,000
Erie Harbor $263,000
In addition to the Operation and Maintenance funding the Continuing Authorities Program received $8,870,000, Construction General Program received $717,000, and General Investigations received $125,000.
The Fiscal Year 2022 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 FY21, visit:
Corps of Engineers, HQ Website – http://www.usace.army.mil
White House Website – http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget