Emergency relief for local programs

When a disaster/emergency occurs, public works agencies have the responsibility to maintain service and recover in the most expedient way. This can be accomplished through preparation, collaboration and coordinating the response with other public agencies. In this section is information and instructions on procedures applicable to the Emergency Relief program on and off the federal-aid highway system.

LAG Chapter 33 - Emergency Relief Program (pdf) – provides information and instructions on procedures applicable to emergency projects funded by FHWA under the Emergency Relief (ER) Program.

Public Works Emergency Response Mutual Aid Agreement

Signatory Agencies and Contacts (pdf 64 kb) - a contact list of Public Works Emergency Response Mutual Aid agencies for use in an emergency.

The purpose of the Public Works Emergency Response Mutual Aid Agreement is to permit signatory agencies to make the most efficient use of their assets by coordinating resources with other signatory agencies and maximize funding reimbursement during disasters/emergencies.

FHWA May 31, 2013 Emergency Relief Manual (pdf 720 kb) – the manual covers procedures applicable to the FHWA. It is also a guide for FHWA, State, and local transportation agency personnel for requesting, obtaining and administering Emergency Relief Funding.

For more information:
Contact the Engineering Services Manager