U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Allocates $500 Million For Texas Projects

June 12, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

The U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers (USACE) has announced more than $509 million in funding for multiple projects in Texas, including flood mitigation and critical work for the Brays and Buffalo Bayous, as well as the Matagorda and Corpus Christi Ship Channels. The funding will also provide resources for extensive studies of the Texas coastline to help make the state more resilient to future storms. This funding allocation is in addition to the disaster relief funding for Texas previously announced by the USACE.  

"With Hurricane Harvey's devastation still fresh in our minds, and the next hurricane season upon us, the State of Texas is urgently focused on making our infrastructure more resilient to future storms," said Governor Abbott. "This funding is essential to those efforts and to help minimize the loss of human lives and damage to infrastructure and property. I thank the USACE, Texas congressional delegation and the Office of Management and Budget for recognizing the critical importance of these projects, and I look forward to their completion.”

Other projects that the USACE announced they will allocate funding to include:

Feasibility Studies Funded:

  • Brazos Island Harbor
  • Corpus Christi Ship Channel
  • Brazos River Floodgates and Colorado River Lock
  • Galveston Harbor Channel Extension
  • Houston Ship Channel
  • Matagorda Ship Channel
  • Sabine Neches Waterway

See a full list of feasibility studies funded from the USACE.

Construction Projects Funded:

  • Corpus Christi Ship Channel

See a full list of construction projects funded from the USACE.

Operations & Maintenance Construction Projects Funded:

  • Brazos Island Harbor
  • Channel to Harlingen
  • Channel to Port Bolivar
  • Corpus Christi Ship Channel
  • Freeport Harbor
  • Galveston Harbor And Channel
  • Channel To Victoria
  • Gulf Intracoastal Waterway

See a full list of operations & maintenance construction projects funded from the USACE.