US Army Corps of Engineers - Flood Damage Reduction (FDR) Recovery Plan
The Flood Damage Reduction (FDR) Business Line supports the overall purpose of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA); which is to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery, to assist those most impacted by the recession, and to provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency; by funding projects and activities that reduce the Nation's flood risk to property and human life.
To accomplish these overall goals, projects and activities are selected to support the specific goal of the Corps of Engineers FDR program, which is to reduce the Nation’s flood risk to both property and human life by investing in flood and coastal storm damage reduction solutions in environmentally sustainable ways when the benefits exceed the costs. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' FDR activities strive to share the responsibility for risk management with state and local governments as well as affected individuals; to operate on a system, or watershed basis, in a manner that more fully assesses flood risk and its consequences; to communicate that risk and educate the populace; and then to manage the risk through projects and programs. The FDR program enhances the quality of American life by reducing flood risk to both life and property, thereby providing long term benefits to individuals, communities, and the national economy.
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Projects and Activities
Funds provided under the ARRA will be used to accelerate or complete actions within the full range of Civil Works activities leading to planning, developing, and maintaining projects and activities which will reduce flood risk across the country. Various activities will include accelerating the completion of feasibility and preconstruction engineering and design (PED) studies of FRM projects which will lead to implementation of new FDR infrastructure. Where possible, funds will be used to complete an identifiable portion of, or to complete a FDR project. A significant effort will also be geared towards activities required to implement operation and maintenance activities at existing Corps FDR projects. Also, in support of the FDR business line, funds will be used for several research and development activities including data collection and model development to improve our ability to forecast flood risk situations, assess impacts of climate change on FRM projects, and communicate risk concepts to the public and encourage better use of floodplain areas.
The Corps has implemented a Headquarters Management Oversight Team to assist in Recovery Act planning and execution to provide balance in managing regular Corps work and Recovery Act work. The team’s responsibility includes the tracking of ARRA obligations, awards, and expenditures; overseeing the reporting process while ensuring the Corps’ program is transparent and maintains its accountability to the American Public.
Additionally, the Management Oversight Team is facilitated by a Stimulus Project Delivery Team (PDT) that meets weekly to discuss and resolve Recovery Act matters. The Stimulus PDT is represented by employees assigned to the Directorate of Civil and Emergency Operations, Directorate of Military and International Operations, Office of the Chief Counsel, Office of Internal Review, Office of the Engineer Inspector General, Directorate of Resource Management, Directorate of Contracting, Directorate of Corporate Information, Directorate of Human Resources, and the Offices of Small Business and Public Affairs.
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The Corps will utilize the fundamental principles of Composite Risk Management found in the Army Field Manual 5-19 to assist in identifying and assessing risks; and developing and implementing controls that lead to making the right decisions. Leaders at all levels are responsible for the supervision and evaluation of the Civil Works Recovery Act Program and to ensure corrective action is applied.
Throughout the Corps, numerous in-place assessment tools exist that include managing risks in all of our programs. The Corps supplemental guidance developed specifically for monitoring the use of Recovery Act funds provides additional controls to ensure the program’s efficiency, execution and overall success. Recovery Act management control checklists are designed to capture progress and/or deficiencies in the areas of program performance, reporting, human capital, acquisition processes, financial controls and functionality of operational systems that monitor and report Recovery Act data.
Agency plans and public reporting are accomplished through a number of venues that are aimed at providing assistance and transparent information to the public related to the Corps' Civil Works Recovery Act Program. The Corps’ Recovery.gov web-site will track and report the program’s overall activities and progress. This information is located at: http://www.usace.army.mil/RECOVERY.
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