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Notice Of Grant Award

Title: ERFA: IA19-1, March 12, 2019 Flash Flooding and Flooding
DOT Agency Disbursing Funds: Federal Highway Administration
Project Name/Number: various project sites
Award Recipient Iowa Department of Transportation
City/County/State , IA
Place of Performance various project sites
State Congressional District 1, 2, 3, 4
Entitlement Amount $ 0.00
Discretionary Amount $ 25,022,473.00
COVID Relief Amount $ 0.00
Total Grant Amount $ 25,022,473.00
DOT Regional Office/Telephone Number Brian Lomax,

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.

March 2019 heavy rains combined with rapid snowmelt resulted in widespread flooding with significant adverse impacts including the closure of many primary and secondary routes as well as Interstate routes throughout the state. Southwest Iowa was affected the most by this flooding because of the Missouri River levees being breached. This area includes some major Federal-aid routes that were damaged such as I-29, I-680, and US-34. A total of 68 counties in Iowa have received an emergency declaration for the March flood event.

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