US Army Corps of Engineers
Albuquerque District

Continuing Authorities Program Overview

The Continuing Authorities Program consists of a suite of standing authorities provided by Congress to fund projects within certain limits without the need to obtain specific congressional authorization for each project.

 

Section 14 - Emergency Streambank Erosion Protection 

Section 14 of the Flood Control Act of 1946, as amended, allows the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study, design and construct bank protection works in the interest of protecting public facilities (churches, roads, bridges, known cultural sites, public buildings, utilities, etc.).


Section 205 - Small Flood Control Projects 

Section 205 of the Flood Control Act of 1948, as amended, authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study, design and construct small flood control projects.

 

Section 206 - Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration 

Section 206 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1996, as amended, allows the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study, design and construct restoration projects in aquatic ecosystems (such as rivers, lakes and wetlands). 

 

Section 1135 - Project Modifications for the  Improvement of the Environment  

Section 1135 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986, as amended, allows the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study, design and construct restoration projects where ecosystem degradation is associated with an existing Corps project.