SERVICES: Agency Coordination

When working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), GBA can help state and local agency clients save both time and money. We specialize in helping to draft and negotiate agreements between the government and the Local Sponsor for various water resource projects and provisions for in-kind credits. GBA uses its past experience as well as a thorough understanding of federal processes to help our clients with factors such as cost-sharing during negotiations with the USACE from the District Level up to Headquarters and the Assistant Secretary of the Army. Also, if state law happens to conflict with Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) requirements, we’ll help to establish a successful middle ground to satisfy both parties. We even help with important liability issues. Our main goal is to protect our client.

GBA’s firm grasp on coordination efforts stems from our intimate knowledge of the relevant state and federal policies. The GBA PPA negotiating team includes:

Grady Bryant – has worked for GBA since 1976, and has an extensive background working within the private sector and has years of experience building and maintaining contacts in Washington, DC.

Robert Callegari – worked for the USACE for 33 years, and was the first Chief of Planning in Philadelphia before coming to GBA.

Stan Lulewicz – worked for the USACE for 33 years prior to working for GBA, during which time he worked as an Assistant Chief of Planning for the Philadelphia District.

Dana Cheney – works with the Beneficial Uses Group comprising NMFWS, USFWS, TXPWD, GLO, EPA, NRCS, USACE, and the Port of Houston for over 20 years.

Our team has successfully negotiated cost sharing agreements, including PPAs for over 40 projects throughout the United States. Our experience on both sides of the industry ensures our clients of a job well done.


  • Peer review
  • Planning
  • Quantity Calculations
  • Cost Estimating Permitting
  • Design, Plans, & Specifications
  • Quality Assurance & Quality Control
  • Construction Management





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