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FHWA Emergency Relief

Emergency Relief Funding Sources

Funding and Funding Source Contact Info Eligible Road System Funding Eligible Work Type Typical Funding
FHWA Emergency Relief (Federal)

Erin Meier, Emergency Management, 651-366-3367.

Todd Haglin, Emergency Management, 651-366-3079.

Bill Meinholz, State Aid, 651-366-3832.

Tara Olds, State Aid, 651-366-3830.

Interstates, principal arterials, minor arterials, and major collectors. Requires a Governor's proclamation and FHWA concurrence or a Presidential Declaration; and then dollar thresholds by agency. Emergency and permanent. Usually 100 percent of emergency work and 80 percent of eligible permanent items found with a local match. Funding amount determined by local estimates and paid based on expenditures as submitted.
Disaster Bonds (State Bonds) Patti Loken, State Aid, 651-366-3803. As stated in the bond language but will be either trunk highway or CSAH, MSAS, and local. Usually enacted after a Presidential Declaration. Requires legislative action. Permanent capital work only. Can be up to 100 percent of eligible items on local or trunk highway, or the local match on projects partially funded. Must be capital improvements. Funding amount determined by local estimates and paid based on expenditures submitted. Each disaster bond issue can have different language for eligible items and requires an executed agreement prior to payment or work.
State Aid Disaster (HUTD) Tara Olds, State Aid, 651-366-3830. CSAH or MSAS. Does not require a Presidential Declaration, will cover isolated events if the damage is greater than 10 percent of the last construction allotment received. Emergency and permanent. The funding intent is to supplement all previously listed funding sources. Can be up to 100 percent of eligible items, or the local match on projects partially funded. Funding amount determined by disaster committee estimates and allotted to the local agency. Documentation of the expenditures MUST be submitted and payment is issued through a State Aid Payment Request. Unused funding is returned to the disaster account.
FEMA (Federal)

Erin Meier, Emergency Management, 651-366-3367.

Todd Haglin, Emergency Management, 651-366-3079.

CSAH, MSAS, local, and major collectors. Requires a Presidential Declaration and then dollar thresholds by county and state. Thresholds are set on a per capita basis. Emergency and permanent. Up to 100 percent of items found eligible to restore site to per-disaster condition. Funding amount determined by federal FEMA representatives. Generally paid as a percentage from federal and the balance from state disaster funding. Actual expenditure documentation provided to FEMA. Funds are provided as reimbursement. MnDOT is often reimbursed for emergency protective measures and debris management through this program. If damage can be reimbursed under FHWA Emergency Relief, it is not eligible under FEMA.
State Disaster Fund under Chapter 12B

Erin Meier, Emergency Management, 651-366-3367.

Todd Haglin, Emergency Management, 651-366-3079.

CSAH, MSAS, and local. Requires a county and Governor's 12B declaration. County must met dollar threshold that is 50 percent of FEMA threshold. Thresholds are set on a per capita basis. Emergency and permanent. Up to 100 percent of items found eligible to restore site to per-disaster condition. Funds are provided from the state disaster fund. Funding amount determined by a state public assistance representative from Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) working with a district representative. Actual expenditure documentation provided to HSEM.