Section 14, Emergency Stream Bank and Shoreline Protection

Purpose Authority Feasibility Cost Share
Implementation Cost Share Fed/Non-Fed Federal
Project Limit
Emergency Stream Bank and Shoreline Protection Section 14, 1946 Flood Control Act, as amended 100%/0% for initial $100,000; 50%/50% remaining costs 65%/35% 5,000,000





1 For structural flood damage reduction purpose, Non-Fed share is 35% up to 50% (based on cost of LERRDs), plus 5% must be in cash.

Overview. Section 14 of the 1946 Flood Control Act provides the Corps of Engineers authority to construct emergency shoreline and stream bank protection works to protect public facilities, such as bridges, roads, public buildings, sewage treatment plants, water wells, and non-profit public facilities, such as churches, hospitals, and schools. The maximum Federal expenditure at any one site is $5 million and each project must be economically justified and environmentally sound.

Cost Sharing Requirements. Projects are undertaken on a cost shared basis. The Feasibility Study is 100 percent federally funded up to $100,000. The local sponsor is required to cost-share equally the cost of the Feasibility Study that exceeds $100,000. The local sponsor is also required to provide 35 percent of the implementation costs of developing plans and specifications and construction. The non-federal share of project implementation costs may include credit for lands, easements, rights-of-way, relocations, and disposal areas (LERRD) necessary for the project, plus a cash contribution of 5 percent of the total project implementation costs. In the event that the value of LERRD, plus 5 percent, does not equal at least 35 percent of the total project implementation cost, the non-federal sponsor must contribute additional cash to equal 35 percent.

Project Process. The Corps conducts an initial appraisal early in the Feasibility Study to determine whether the project meets program criteria and provides a basis for determining scope and cost of an entire feasibility study. The solution must be economically feasible and environmentally acceptable. If an acceptable alternative is identified in the feasibility study, the Corps prepares plans and specifications, then manages construction of the project.

Study Cost

Project Cost

The Feasibility Study is 100 percent federally funded up to $100,000. Costs over the $100,000 are shared 50/50 with the non-federal sponsor.

Design and construction costs are 65 percent Federal / 35 percent non-Federal. 





How to Request Assistance. For more information on our storm damage reduction program, call the Outreach Coordinator, at (912)652-5781. Requests for assistance should be in the form of a letter submitted from a state or local government agency to the address shown below.

Download Sample Letter of Intent (Microsoft Word Format)

Sample Letter of Intent for Section 14 Emergency Stream Bank and Shoreline Protection



Ms. Kim Garvey

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Savannah District

100 W. Oglethorpe Avenue

Savannah, GA 31401


Dear Ms. Garvey:

This letter is to seek the assistance of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under (Reference the authority under which assistance is requested and identify the type and location of the problem.)

(Briefly describe your perception of the nature and severity of the problem.)

(Briefly describe the known issues which would affect the acceptability of any recommended solutions, from the perspective of municipal and local governments, and/or the public.)

We are aware as local sponsor that we will assume costs for lands, easements, right-of-way, relocations and disposal areas (LERRD) and/or assume costs to demonstrate ownership of such.  We also will assume responsibility for any operation and maintenance of the project. Your consideration of this request will be appreciated.  Please contact (name, address, telephone, etc.) for further coordination.