Project Modifications for Improvement of the Environment (CAP Section 1135)

Incentive Type:Grant Program
Infrastructure, Agricultural
Eligible Sector:
Financial Incentive
Time Period:
FY 2015
Governing Body:U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
What’s it worth?:$6.6 million

The Project Modifications for Improvement of the Environment (CAP Section 1135) Program funds projects that modify structures and operations to improve the quality of the environment. Eligible organizations include:

  • Conservation Districts
  • Local Governments
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • State/territorial agencies
  • Water and wastewater utilities

Awards typically range between $50,000 and $5 million with up to 75% cost share and not to exceed $10 million.  Funded projects are constructed by the Corps of Engineers at locations where projects has contributed to the degradation.

To apply for assistance eligible participants should submit a letter requesting assistance with a description of the location and problem. To develop a project the Corps will conduct a preliminary analysis to determine if the project meets the program requirements. Qualified programs are approved for construction, reviewed for:

  • Technical feasibility
  • Environmentally acceptability
  • Cost effective

After review engineering design and construction begins and an agreement is entered. After the project is completed operation and management responsibilities are left to the sponsor.