Program Overview

Environmental Infrastructure, Resource Protection and Development Program
Section 595 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1999

The primary objective of this program is to provide design and construction assistance to non-federal sponsor interests for carrying out water-related environmental infrastructure and resource protection and development projects in rural Montana and Idaho. 

Projects may include wastewater treatment and related facilities, water supply, and related facilities, environmental restoration, and surface water resource protection and development.  The Seattle District manages project west of the continental divide in the State of Montana and project in the northern Idaho panhandle area.  The Section 595 authorization does not extend to Washington State.  This is a cost-share program, 75 percent federal, 25 percent non-federal.  The Corps of Engineers can engage in design, construction, or both for projects under this program.

Example projects include storm/sewer systems, water treatment, and water delivery.