President’s Fiscal 2020 Budget for USACE Released
The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020) includes $4.827 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
“The Fiscal 2020 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the Administration’s priorities for water resources infrastructure,” said Rickey D. (R.D.) James, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works.
“This budget will make it possible to accelerate delivery of much needed infrastructure. Infrastructure that protects lives, improves commerce and benefits all Americans,” said James.
New federal funding in the Civil Works budget consists of $3.753 billion from the General Fund of the Treasury, $965 million from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF), $56 million from the Inland Waterways Trust Fund (IWTF), and an estimated $54 million from Special Recreation User Fees.
The FY 2020 funding will be distributed among the appropriations accounts as follows:
- $1.930 billion for Operation and Maintenance (O&M);
- $1.170 billion for Construction;
- $965 million for Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF);
- $210 million for Mississippi River and Tributaries (MR&T);
- $200 million for the Regulatory Program;
- $187 million for Expenses;
- $77 million for Investigations;
- $56 million for Inland Waterways Trust Fund (IWTF);
- $27 million for Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies;
- $5 million for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works.