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Resource Information

Agency:

U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration

Resource:

(DOT, FHWA) Emergency Relief Program

Overview:

Establishes policy and provides program guidance for the administration of emergency funds for the repair or reconstruction of federal-aid highways, which are found to have suffered serious damage by natural disasters over a wide area or serious damage from catastrophic failures.

Funding Information:

  • State match generally varies from 10 to 20 percent, depending on class of federal-aid highway.
  • No state match required for emergency repairs accomplished within 180 days of disaster to restore essential travel.
  • No state match required for repair of roads on federal lands

Resource Website(s):

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/programadmin/erelief.cfm

Keywords:

Local Government, State Government, Recovering from a Flood, Financial Assistance

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