View DOT Awards Emergency Relief to States and Territories to Repair Storm- and Flood-Impacted Roads and Bridges

Reference: Potential workforce development implications of ER funds

On April 13, The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced more than $1 billion in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 32 states, several U.S. territories and Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMA) repair roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and other unexpected events. At approximately $263.7 million, more than a fourth of the total amount provided today will be used to repair damages caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. This includes awards of $75,000,000 to Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey; $97,000,000 to Florida as they repair damage from Hurricane Irma; and $70,000,000 to assist in Puerto Rico’s rebuilding after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.