The bill passed by Congress today (Dec 18) to fund the Federal government for Fiscal Year 2016 includes nearly $100 million for studies, programs, and projects to promote the resiliency of America's coasts. The chart below shows who got how much and for what purpose. Congress literally doubled the President's budget request, showing its strong support for America's coasts. There are many details to be filled in over the next two to three months, but for now, there's good news for coastal America. Of particular interst is our footnote 4 to the chart that uncovers an additional pot of money.
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Want to know more about how Congress says the added Investigations and Construction Funding Should be Allocated? Click on these links -- all excerpted from the official explanation of the bill.
How about New Starts? Congress has allowed a limited number of new start studies and construction. Here's how the lawmakers say these should be chosen. Click on these links, also from the official explanation.
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