The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District will receive approximately $144.5 million in supplemental funding for projects and studies in the Delaware Valley and the coastal plains of Delaware and New Jersey. The funding is from two recently enacted laws — the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act; and the 2022 Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.
On Jan. 19, 2022, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works announced the studies, projects, and programs that are receiving funding under the two laws. Nationwide, the laws provide $22.81 billion for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works program.
“This funding enables us to maintain navigation channels; repair structures; maintain our infrastructure; and complete studies,” said USACE Philadelphia District Commander Lt. Col. Ramon Brigantti. “We look forward to working with our partners to implement the funds in our region.”
USACE Philadelphia District Highlights (full listing of studies and projects is available here).
- Indian River Inlet & Bay – $43.8 million to design and repair the Indian River Inlet jetty and bulkhead in Sussex County, DE
- Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Project – $30.2 million to conduct periodic nourishment of the dune and berm project along the Barnegat Inlet peninsula in Ocean County, NJ
- Delaware River, Philadelphia to the Sea (Federal Navigation Channel) – $25 million to maintain dredged material disposal sites along the Delaware River
- New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway – $14.3 million to dredge portions of the federal channel between Manasquan Inlet and the Cape May ferry area; repair portions of the Point Pleasant Canal bulkhead; and repair the Cape May Canal banks and gabions
- Salem River – $7.1 million to conduct surveys and dredging of portions of the federal channel in Salem County, NJ
- Schuylkill River – $5 million to conduct dredging on the Schuylkill River above the Fairmount Dam in the City of Philadelphia
- Intracoastal Waterway, Rehoboth Bay to Delaware Bay – $3.7 million to conduct dredging along Lewes & Rehoboth Canal in Sussex County, DE
- Musconetcong Dam Removal – $3.5 million to initiate construction of the Bloomsbury Dam removal in Hunterdon/Warren Counties, NJ
- New Jersey Back Bays Study – $2.4 million to complete feasibility study
Release no. 22-001