Cooperating Associations Program - Policy & Procedures
- EP 1130-2-500, dated 27 December 1996 revised 1 June 2006
Project Operations - Partners and Support (Work Management Guidance and Procedures)
- Appendix Q, Sample Cooperating Association Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws
- Appendix P, Sample Agreement (pdf). (Word)
- Chapter 9, Cooperating Associations Program
- ER 1130-2-500, dated 27 December 1996 revised 1 June 2006
Project Operations - Partners and Support (Work Management Guidance and Policies)
This regulation establishes the policy for the management of operation and maintenance activities of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) personnel performing civil works functions related to flood control, navigation, dredging, hydroelectric power generation, environmental stewardship, and recreation services at water resource, waterway, and other USACE projects.
- ER 405-1-12
- 8 Section 12, Outleases - Title 16 USC 460d
Leases to Cooperating Associations, it states that for these cooperative agreements "No
administrative fee is collected." for their leases. That comes from "part d. Consideration" on
Public Laws (P.L.)
- P.L. 106-541, Assistance Programs of WRDA 2000, Section 213, December 11, 2000
(a) Conservation and Recreation Management - To further training and educational opportunities at water resources development projects under the jurisdiction of the Secretary, the Secretary may enter into cooperative agreements with non-Federal public and nonprofit entities for services relating to natural resources conservation or recreation management.
(b) Rural Community Assistance - In carrying out studies and projects under the jurisdiction of the Secretary, the Secretary may enter into cooperative agreements with multistate regional private nonprofit rural community assistance entities for services,
including water resource assessment, community participation, planning, development, and management activities.
(c) Cooperative Agreements - A cooperative agreement entered into under this section shall not be considered to be, or treated as being, a cooperative agreement to which chapter 63 of title 31, United States Code, applies.
- P.L. 102-580, Water Resources Development Act of 1992, Section 225, October 31, 1992
Section 225 of this law authorized the Secretary of the Army to enter into cooperative agreements with non-Federal public and private entities to provide for operation and/or management and development of recreation facilities and natural resources at water resource development projects where such facilities are being maintained at full Federal expense.
This also authorized the Secretary of the Army to accept contributions of funds, materials, and services from non-Federal public and private entities. If your cooperating association wants to contribute funds to the Corps, refer to the Contributions Program section of the Gateway.
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