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Notice Of Grant Award

Title: FY 2020 ERFA Quick Release: OR20-2, September 7, 2020 Wildfires, CFDA 20.205
DOT Agency Disbursing Funds: Federal Highway Administration
Project Name/Number: multiple locations throughout the state
Award Recipient Oregon Department of Transportation
City/Country/State , OR
Place of Performance multiple locations throughout the state
State Congressional District 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Entitle Amount $ 0.00
Discretionary Amount $ 5,000,000.00
CARES Amount $ 0.00
Total Grant Amount $ 5,000,000.00
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.

Starting on September 7, 2020 strong winds and hot, dry weather conditions led to multiple large wildfires across Oregon. The wildfires continue to burn and have resulted in damage on Oregon's Federal-aid highway system. Early response by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has largely involved extensive statewide traffic management and road closure operations. The greatest transportation impact so far has been damaged trees either on or threatening roadways, as well as damaged pavements and burned guardrail, traffic control devices, and Intelligent Transportation System devices. Over 200 miles of Federal-aid highways remains closed across the Cascade mountains, limiting transportation between the Willamette Valley and Central Oregon. The following counties have been affected by this event: Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Tillamook, and Washington.

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