Emergency Relief Program
CSFA Number: 494-00-1007
Agency Name
Department Of Transportation (494)
Agency Contact
Stephane B. Seck-Birhame
217-782-3972
Bablibile.Seck@illinois.gov
Short Description
The Emergency Relief Program provides funding to assist State and local governments with the expense of repairing serious damage to Federal-aid highways after the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has determined that natural disasters or catastrophic failures have occurred.
Subject Area
Public Safety
Program Function
Transportation
Objectives and Goals
The ER Program provides funding to assist State and local governments with the expense of repairing serious damage to Federal-aid highways after FHWA has determined that natural disasters or catastrophic failures have occurred. Federal requirements specify that ER funds may only be used for emergency repairs to restore essential highway traffic, to minimize damage resulting from a natural disaster or catastrophic failure, or to protect the remaining facility and make permanent repairs. The program also provides funding to highway agencies that may not otherwise be able to repair the damage caused by the natural disaster.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
These funds are reserved for use in areas that have been declared a natural disaster by the Governor. Emergency Relief (ER) funds may be used for emergency repairs during and immediately following a disaster to restore essential traffic, to minimize the extent of damage, or protect the remaining facilities. ER funds may also be used for permanent repairs undertaken normally after emergency repairs have been completed to restore the highway to its pre-disaster condition. These funds must be used on Federal-aid eligible roadways at the locations, and for the items listed, on the Damage Inspection Report (DIR) completed by the FHWA, IDOT, and the local agency.
Eligibility Requirements
Basic eligibility criteria are as follows: 1. The Governor must make a formal proclamation of the existence of a disaster. 2. There must be at least $700,000 of eligible damage in the State. 3. Damage must be on a Federal-aid eligible highway. 4. Damage must require work that is beyond “heavy maintenance” (e.g., work frequently performed by the applicant’s maintenance crews). 5. Only sites with damage repair estimated to cost $5,000 or more may be eligible. 6. Damage must have occurred as a direct result of the disaster.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
This program is only available upon a Governor's proclamation or a Presidential declaration of an emergency. No application for these funds. Impacted highway agencies should notify their IDOT and FHWA contacts of needed repairs on their Federal-aid eligible roadways after the declaration of a natural disaster.
Assistance Consideration
This program will fund 100 percent of the cost for emergency repairs that are made within 180 days of the natural disaster and 80 percent of the permanent repairs made after the natural disaster.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
FHWA Emergency Relief Manual, Guide to the Federal-Aid Highway Emergency Relief Program, Bureau of Local Roads and Streets Manual. Bureau of Local Roads and Streets Manual: : http://www.idot.illinois.gov/Assets/uploads/files/Doing-Business/Manuals-Guides-&-Handbooks/Highways/Local-Roads-and-Streets/Local%20Roads%20and%20Streets%20Manual.pdf
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2016 : $4,784,019
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details17-1007-01$5000 - $2000000General announcement open for a period of time with no specific due dates for applications.
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
17-1007-00052CALHOUN COUNTY07/01/201506/30/20201,420,800
18-1007-AL19030COUNTY OF ALEXANDER07/01/201706/30/2021158,455
17-1007-AL18153COUNTY OF PIKE07/01/201506/30/202090,444
18-1007-AL18189JACKSON COUNTY GOVERNMENT07/01/201706/30/202116,855
17-1007-AL19112CITY OF BEARDSTOWN07/01/201506/30/20205,495