Federal Emergency Relief Program (ER)

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What is the
Federal Emergency Relief program?

Congress authorized in Title 23, United States Code, Section 125, a special program from the Highway Trust Fund for the repair or reconstruction of Federal-aid highways and roads on Federal lands which have suffered serious damage as a result of (1) natural disasters or (2) catastrophic failures from an external cause.

This program supplements the commitment of resources by States, their political subdivisions, or other Federal agencies to help pay for unusually heavy expenses resulting from extraordinary conditions.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Emergency Relief Program FHWA Information
Detailed Damage Inspection Report (DDIR) Form


For questions pertaining to the Federal Emergency Relief Program (ER) Program contact James F. Boyer, P.E. at 334.242.6619.