Overview of the Military Construction, Army (MCA) Funds Process.
ARMY ENGINEER STUDIES CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA
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This paper provides and overview of the Military Construction, Army MCA funding process from initial user request for a facilitary to the projects financial close out. It highlights the role of the Headquarters, US Army Corps of Engineers HQ USACE and its field organizations--the divisions and districts. The paper specificallly traces how and when MCA funds are requested from HQ USACE and the Department of the Army after the 35-percent concept design is completed by Engineering Division. The process and organizational elements through which the request is then routed for ultimate Congressional authorization and appropriation is described. The engineering phase concludes with the award of a construction contract. At this point, the project is transferred to the Construction Division, which is responsible for seeing that the facility is built. The various approval channels necessary during this phase to authorize funds for project modifications or changes are described and explained. MCA savings, funds expiration at the end of the appropriation lifetime, and financial close out of the project also are described. Author
- Civil Engineering