Continuing Authorities DiagramThe CAP is authorized by Congress for projects meeting certain criteria with project costs being below $7 millon.  All projects are dependent on availability of funds and are subject to review several times during the process.  Sections 205, 206, and 1135 generally take 3-5 years from the initiation of the study until the award of a construction contract while Section 14 projects generally take 1-4 years.