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House of Representatives Approves FY22 Funding for Corps of Engineers

July 29, 2021   Deb Calhoun

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July 29, 2021


Today, the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Energy & Water Development (E&WD) appropriations, with overall funding for the Corps’ Civil Works Mission at a record $8.66 billion. Total funding for the Corps was increased $863 million above FY21’s appropriated level, and $1.9 billion above the President’s FY22 budget request.  


The E&WD bill passed as part of a minibus package that also included the Agriculture-FDA, Financial Services-General Government, Interior, Labor-HHS-Education, MilCon-VA and Transportation-HUD appropriations bills. Highlights of the FY22 E&WD bill include:  


  • The Corps’ Investigations account receives $155 million, with the Gulf Intracoastal Waterways’ Brazos River Floodgates and Colorado River Locks receiving $6.93 million in Pre-Construction Engineering & Design (PED) funds; 


  • The Construction account is funded at $2.6 billion, $799.4 million above the Administration’s budget request for FY22; 


  • The total funding for inland waterway construction and major rehabilitation is $257 million, with the 65% general revenue/35% IWTF construction cost-share change enacted in WRDA 2020; 


  • $149 million is provided for a new start for the Three Rivers Project on the McClellan- Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS);  


  • $22.5 million in Community Project Funding (CPF) (formerly called earmarks) is directed for a new construction start for the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP); 


  • At least $85 million in construction funding is available for ongoing construction projects Chickamauga, Kentucky, and Montgomery locks.  Allocations for these projects will be included in the Corps of Engineers Work Plan that should be released within 60 days of the bill being signed into law;

  • Operations and Maintenance (O&M) receives $4.8 billion, up $967.3 million above FY21’s enacted level, and $500 million above the Administration’s request.  $13 million was provided to finish the following six inland waterways major rehabilitation studies that will compete for IWTF funding once completed:  

  • $1.5 million for New Cumberland Lock (Ohio River)  

  • $2.5 million for Marmet Locks and Dam (Kanawha River)  

  • $2.5 million for Greenup Locks and Dam (Ohio River) 

  • $2.5 million for Meldahl Lock and Dam (Ohio River) 

  • $1.9 million for Kerr Lock and Dam (MKARNS) 

  • $1.7 million for Webbers Falls Lock and Dam (MKARNS) 


  • Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) projects receive$2.05 billion, $370 million above the FY21 enacted level and an increase of $424.1 million above the Administration’s FY22 request.