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Challenge Partnerships Program History

    The Challenge Partnerships Program (formerly "Challenge Cost-Sharing Program" as authorized by Section 225 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992) is used to provide opportunities for non-Federal public and private groups and individuals to contribute to and participate in the operation and/or management of recreation and natural resource programs at Corps water resource development projects. Partnering with others provides a way to leverage the Corps of Engineers budget by sharing program costs . Challenge partnerships differ from traditional cost-sharing programs in several ways. See comparison chart.

  • 1992- Challenge Cost-Sharing Program authorized by 33 USC 2328, Section 225 of WRDA 1992

  • 2002 - Program was renamed to Challenge Partnership Program

  • 2004 - Introduction of Handshake program
 
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