Assistance Programs

Continuing Authorities Program (CAP)

The Corps’ Continuing Authorities Program (CAP) is a group of nine legislative authorities under which the Corps of Engineers can plan, design, and implement certain types of water resources projects without additional project specific congressional authorization. The purpose of the CAP is to plan and implement projects of limited size, cost, scope and complexity.

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Flood Plain Management Services (FPMS)

The Corps’ Floodplain Management Services Program provides communities with our full range of technical and planning services to support effective floodplain management. The Floodplain Management Services program was authorized by Section 206 of the Flood Control Act of 1960, as amended. It is often referred to by its acronym, FPMS, and sometimes referred to as the “Section 206” program. 

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Planning Assistance to States (PAS)

The PAS program facilitates the US Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) mission in assisting States on an array of water resource planning. Authorized by Section 22 of WRDA 1974, as amended (42 U.S.C. &1962d-16), the PAS program helps states, local government, non-Federal entities, and federally recognized Native American Indian Tribes to plan for the use, development, and conservation of water and related land resources.

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1898 map of Charleston, SC