What is a Project Parnership Agreement (PPA)? A PPA is a legally binding agreement between the government and a non-federal sponsor (state, municipal government, flood control district, port authority, etc.) for construction of a water resources project. It describes the project and the responsibilities of the government and the non-federal sponsor in the cost sharing and execution of work.
To streamline implementation and achieve national consistency, policy compliance, legal sufficiency, and equitable treatment of project sponsors, the Corps has developed models for drafting individual project specific agreements. For each model posted, there are also links for: 1) the history and applicability of the model; and 2) the implementation memo for the model that specifies the approval and signature authority for a project specific agreement developed using that model.