New England News Releases

USACE waives day use fees, invites volunteers to participate in National Public Lands Day September 23
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced yesterday that it will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide in recognition of...
USACE seeks comments on proposed work in Malletts Bay in Colchester, Vermont
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from Malletts Bay Boat Club for proposed work in Lake Champlain’s...
USACE announces Bourne Bridge maintenance work, lane closures to begin September 18
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced today that critical maintenance work and lane restrictions are scheduled to begin in September on the Bourne Bridge spanning the Cape...
Local bird watchers descended upon West Hill Dam armed with pen, paper and a few binoculars to participate in West Hill Dam’s annual Backyard Bird Count.
Construction of the System Management Engineering Facility (SMEF), the 40,000 square foot, 2-story addition, is well underway and progressing rapidly.
For vessels wanting to enter Plymouth waters, dredging to remove shoals from the Plymouth Harbor federal navigation project in Massachusetts is currently underway and on schedule.

News From Around the Corps

Honolulu District Commander thanks temporary emergency power team
8/30/2023 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District Commander, Lt. Col. Ryan Pevey, thanked members of the Power Planning and Response Team for their contributions to the temporary emergency power...
USASCE, State Partners Celebrate Major Milestone for the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District and South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) celebrated a major milestone for the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project in...
District employees receive national recognition
9/8/2023 UPDATED
Five Louisville District employees have recently been recognized at the national level for their outstanding contributions to their profession and to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its...

Feature Stories

Contracting in Disasters: What Companies Can Do To Help

Published March 21, 2020

MEMORANDUM FOR Prospective United States Army Corps of Engineers
SUBJECT: Message from the Director of Contracting                   
1. I want to make sure that everyone understands the first steps in doing business with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the Government, is for your company to register with ( Within is the Disaster Response Registry, where you can register your company's unique capabilities (
2. If you are interested in doing business with us, I invite you to our website where you can find more about contracting with USACE and the U.S. Government (
3. If you are registered as a small business, I encourage you to work with our Small Business Program professionals ( You can also work with the Small Business Association (SBA)
4. There are also many subcontracting opportunities for your company, working as a part of the whole to accomplish the mission. This is usually done in partnership with larger companies. The SBA can best help you here.
5. Thank you for your willingness to help the country in its efforts to combat and recover from COVID-19. This is a trying time for everyone.

Director of Contracting

Read full memorandum on Contracting in Disasters from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering Director of Contracting here. 

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