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Notice Of Grant Award

Title: ER: LA16-2, August 2016 Flooding
DOT Agency Disbursing Funds: Federal Highway Administration
Project Name/Number: various project sites
Award Recipient Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
City/County/State , LA
Place of Performance various project sites
State Congressional District 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Entitlement Amount $ 0.00
Discretionary Amount $ 10,000,000.00
COVID Relief Amount $ 0.00
Total Grant Amount $ 10,000,000.00
DOT Regional Office/Telephone Number Jennifer Steinhoff, 202-366-0160

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.

Southeastern Louisiana experienced severe weather beginning August 11, 2016. Rain continued through August 14th. Rivers and bayous expanded as flood water continued to rise in some areas. Twenty parishes were identified in a Presidential declaration (Acadia, Ascension, Avoyelles, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermilion, Washington, and West Feliciana). The repair work includes stabilizing and repairing the impacted roadway embankments, rebuilding damaged roadways, and the repair/replacement of damaged structures, and scour at bridges.

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