The White House has released the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2023, which included $46.3 million for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Charleston District’s Civil Works program.
This budget represents a continued investment in the nation’s water resources infrastructure and in the mitigation and reduction of impacts due to flooding.
According to the Corps, the budget allocated operation and maintenance funds for six Charleston District projects.
Funds consist of $34.4 million for Charleston Harbor, $4.6 million for the Cooper River Rediversion Project, $4.5 million for Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway dredging, $1.7 million for Folly River, $500K for Murrells Inlet dredging of hot spot shoaling and $25K for Georgetown Harbor.
Allocated funds for Charleston Harbor operation and maintenance will enable the District to perform annual maintenance for operational areas of the harbor. Funding for the Georgetown Harbor project will allow District personnel to coordinate with the SC Ports Authority and Georgetown County on the future of the project.
Separate from projects identified in the President’s Budget for next fiscal year, the Charleston District will also receive additional funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) signed last year by President Biden.