Army Corp of Engineers
Total Stimulus Appropriation:$2 billion for construction
New Jersey’s Portion:$51,259,000
Allocation Method: Project determinations made by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).  $34,356,000 is for routine USACE construction funding with state cost sharing and $16,903,000 is for USACE Civil Works Operation and Maintenance activities with no required state cost share.
Program Overview
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Engineering and Construction provides project review, construction oversight, and matching construction funds (65-35% for shore protection projects and 75-25% for flood control) for USACE projects. Project types include beach replenishment, bulkheads, seawalls, floodwalls, levees, and stream channelization.  DEP matches USACE funding with Shore Protection Program funding and direct appropriation of state monies known as HR-6 Funds.
Federal Requirements and Restrictions
The USACE requires state ownership or construction and public interest easements on properties where project construction takes place and the state’s cost share.
Program Eligibility
Projects must be shovel-ready.
Project Prioritization
The USACE has received funding for the following construction projects and construction-support activity that will be cost-shared with NJDEP:

LONG HILL TOWNSHIP
Complete design and construction of the flood risk management project features: $1,056,000.

RARITAN RIVER BASIN, GREEN BROOK SUB-BASIN
Fully fund the South Main Street Closure Gate Contract and NJ Transit Closure Gate Contract: $13,000,000.

RARITAN RIVER BASIN, GREEN BROOK SUB-BASIN
Fully fund Sebrings Mills Bridge raising contract: $20,000,000.

NEW JERSEY SHORELINE ALTERNATIVE LONG-TERM NOURISHMENT, NJ
Funds will be used by the Philadelphia District to prepare a regional/systems type study for the coast of New Jersey; develop a regional sediment budget and an improved understanding of regional coastal processes; and implement an efficient regional sediment management and monitoring program to reduce long term nourishment costs: $300,000 (this will be cost shared at 50/50 with the state).

Important Program Dates
USACE have begun stimulus construction planning and funding discussions with the DEP. 

The following projects and construction-support activities, with the exception of those provided above, are USACE projects that are not cost-shared or co-managed with the DEP’s Office of Engineering and Construction.

Civil Works Operation and Maintenance
NJ BARNEGAT INLET, NJ PHILADELPHIA
Award contract for maintenance dredging of Oyster Creek to maintain 10 ft. deep channel from the outer bar in Atlantic Ocean, through Oyster Creek to deepwater in Barnegat Bay. The USCG designates this inlet as surf station, requiring special qualifications for their rescuers due to the hazardous conditions: $350,000.

NJ COLD SPRING INLET, NJ PHILADELPHIA
Award contract to dredge the dangerous coastal inlet to restore to this feature of the project to its authorized depth to provide safe navigations for the largest fishery landing in New Jersey. The inlet also serves a Coast Guard training facility: $340,000.

NJ COLD SPRING INLET, NJ PHILADELPHIA
Award contract to dredge the Cape May Harbor feature of the project to its authorized depth to provide safe navigation: $300,000.

NJ DELAWARE RIVER, PHILADELPHIA TO THE SEA, NJ, PA & DE PHILADELPHIA
Accomplish restoration activities on Federal dredged material disposal areas serving the project. This is a 40 foot deep draft project, which provides safe navigation for large vessels: $2,437,000.

NJ DELAWARE RIVER, PHILADELPHIA TO THE SEA, NJ, PA & DE PHILADELPHIA
Disposal areas restoration and chemical and sediment testing. This is a 40 foot deep draft project, which provides safe navigation for large vessels: $400,000.

NJ NEW JERSEY INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY, NJ PHILADELPHIA
Award contract to dredge Ferry Area. Project provides a safe, reliable channel for one of the East Coast’s largest & 5th most valuable commercial fishing fleet in the U.S. & 9 USCG stations. The Delaware River and Bay Authority operates a ferry service between Cape May, NJ & Lewes, DE and docks in the Cape May Canal. 1.5 million passengers and $19m in revenue are dependent on dredging to keep the vessels operating. Discontinuance of ferry service causes detours of 183 miles: $850,000.

NJ NEW JERSEY INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY, NJ PHILADELPHIA Award a contract for maintenance dredging of the remaining critical shoal areas within the waterway: $1,260,000.

NJ NEW JERSEY INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY, NJ PHILADELPHIA
Award contract for rehab of Steel Bulkhead long the Point Pleasant Canal. Jetty works, bulkhead repairs, and bank stabilization provides for safer navigation and also ensure the integrity of the channel and adjacent structures and property: $2,630,000.

NJ NEW JERSEY INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY, NJ PHILADELPHIA
Award contract for repair of the Point Pleasant Canal Old Bridge Abutment. Jetty and bank stabilization provide for safer navigation and also ensure the integrity of the channel and adjacent structures and property: $1,000,000.

NJ NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY CHANNELS, NY NEW YORK
Award contract to remove up to an additional 20,000 CY of critical shoals that require costly disposal placement from the major shoal located at the bend in the federal channel at Tufts Point Reach: $2,250,000.

NJ PASSAIC RIVER FLOOD WARNING SYSTEMS, NJ NEW YORK
Service and upgrade twenty-year-old electronic flooding warning system protecting over one million residents and their property in the seventeen communities of the high-risk flood-prone Passaic River Flood Basin: $416,000.

NJ PROJECT CONDITION SURVEYS, NJ NEW YORK
USACE-operated shallow draft navigation channels in NJ will have an annual hydrographic survey and published Navigation Channel Controlling Depth Report which is critical for all channel users to reduce their risks of an accident: $120,000.

NJ SHARK RIVER, NJ NEW YORK
Execute an advance maintenance dredging contract in this high-use dangerous ocean inlet in order to reduce annual operation and maintenance costs by doubling the time between needed dredging: $1,500,000.

NJ SHREWSBURY RIVER, MAIN CHANNEL, NJ NEW YORK
Restore needed navigation channel dimensions. Remove critical shoals at the Oceanic Bridge reach of the Navesink Branch to alleviate the risk currently experienced by users of the channel: $2,550,000

NJ GROVER'S MILL POND, TWP OF WINDSOR, MERCER COUNTY,NJ
Philadelphia Award a construction contract that will complete this aquatic ecosystem restoration project: $500,000.