MOBILE, Ala. --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District, commanded by Col. Sebastien P. Joly, seeks to partner with non-federal public entities — which are state, county, municipal or local governments; public institutions of higher education; and Native American tribes — sharing management functions and potentially expanding recreation programs at Carters Lake Project through the new Challenge Cost Sharing Cooperative Management (CCSCM) Program.
“Under the Corps’ new CCSCM Program, we have the opportunity to partner with non-federal public entities to share management responsibilities for our parks and other public recreation areas, such as Carters Lake,” said Joly. “This program can support the district’s efforts to provide the public with higher quality facilities and services in a budget-constrained environment.”
Through the CCSCM Program, Corps-owned facilities may be operated in collaboration with eligible, non-federal public entities. In exchange for the right to collect and retain up to 100 percent of user fees from a project site area, the CCSCM partner shall use those funds for operation, maintenance and management activities at that site. Under this program, fees collected in this manner directly support the site instead of being sent to the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
“If a project site area operated by the Corps is at risk of reducing its services due to budgetary constraints, the CCSCM Program is a way for potential partners to help maintain the same level of service at the facility without taking on all its operations costs,” said Joly. “Unlike other Corps cost share programs, the CCSCM Program does not dictate a fixed rate of cost share between the Corps and its non-federal partner – that rate is determined by mutual agreement between the organizations."
Non-federal public entities interested in the CCSCM Program eligibility requirements and the process for submitting a partnership proposal may contact Miriam Fleming, project manager for Carters Lake Project, at 706-334-2248 or email@example.com for more information.
Partnership proposals are due by 4:00 p.m. EST on Oct. 25, 2019 and should be submitted to:
USACE Mobile District
Carters Lake Project Office
975 Powerhouse Road
Chatsworth, GA 30705
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Carters Lake — named after 19th Century Georgia state legislator and U.S. Representative Farish Carter Tate — is one of the most scenic bodies of water in the southeastern United States and the deepest of Georgia’s reservoir lakes. Located at the southern end of the Blue Ridge Mountains, its sparkling waters and rugged shoreline provide a beautiful surrounding for a variety of recreational opportunities including camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, and hunting.
Learn more about USACE Mobile District and Carters Lake Project.
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