U.S. DOT Providing $29.4M in ‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief Funding to California
The immediate availability of $29.4 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief funds has been announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for use by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and four U.S. federal land management agencies.
According to FHWA, FHWA is providing $10.2 million to Caltrans to be distributed to local transportation agencies throughout the State to help repair Federal-aid highways maintained by local agencies. FHWA is also providing a total of $19.2 million to the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Reclamation in order to repair federal land areas damaged by the severe storms that led to flooding, landslides and mudslides in California.