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Grant Advance Notice

Date: 01/04/2012

NOTICE TO CONGRESS OF DOT DISCRETIONARY GRANT AWARDS: This notification is provided to the Committee pursuant to one of the following requirements governing the public announcement of a Department of Transportation discretionary grant, letter of intent, or Federal Transit Administration full funding grant agreement:

      (1) Currently applicable General Provision of the Appropriations Act, Continuing Resolution, or Supplemental Appropriation governing Department of Transportation appropriations, containing a prohibition on the use of funds made available unless the Secretary notifies the House and Senate Committees on Appropriation at least three full business days before the Department or its operating administrations announces any discretionary grant award, letter of intent, or full funding grant agreement from:

(A) any discretionary grant program of the FHWA, including the emergency relief program;

(B) FAA's AIP program;

(C) any program of the Federal Railroad Administration;

(D) any discretionary FTA program other than the formula grants and fixed guideway modernization programs;

(E) any funding provided under the headings "National Infrastructure Investments" and "Assistance to Small Shipyards" in the appropriations Act; or

(F) grant programs of other modal administration under some circumstances.

     (2) Section 159(b) of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21);

     (3) Section 5334(j) of title 49, United States Code;   

     (4) Section 1531 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).   


Title: ER: MO11-2, June 2011 Missouri River Flooding
Grant Amount: $ 15,167,969.00
Title 23, U.S.C., Section 125, authorizes an Emergency Relief (ER) program within the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, for the repair or reconstruction of Federal-aid highways and roads on Federal lands that have suffered serious damage as a result of natural disasters or catastrophic failures from an external cause. These funds are awarded to a State after the President or the Governor issues a formal emergency declaration and the State files a request for ER for the cost of damages to its eligible highways. Eligible repair work includes emergency repairs needed to restore essential traffic, minimize the extent of damage, or protect the remaining facilities as well as permanent repairs necessary to restore the highway to its pre-disaster condition.

Congressional members affected:

Vicky Hartzler
Samuel Graves

Senators affected:

Roy Blunt
Claire McCaskill
Should you have any questions, please contact the Office of Governmental Affairs (202)366-4573.