Various federal programs support tribal governments in times of natural disaster. Funds to restore travel, minimize damage and protect the remaining facilities are available for emergency and permanent repairs to roads and highways. This 3.5-hour class will review options related to submitting, adopting, implementing and funding relief projects. A variety of federal resources will be reviewed including the FHWA’s Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) program and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) tribal resources including Emergency Preparedness grants. The class will address damage assessment, damage survey report checklists and field measurements.
Upon completion of the class, participants will be able to; 1. Identify disaster relief programs and their authorization; 2. Identify Emergency Relief, Emergency Relief Federally Owned program intent, funding sources, and key policies; 3. Describe disaster assessment and approval; 4. Learn assessment and approval responsibilities; 5. Learn emergency repair definition and timeline; 6. Explain permanent repairs and approvals; 7. Describe steps of the EFRO program administration process; 8. Understand which of your agency’s transportation facilities will be approved for funding; 9. Use eligibility statements to discuss if damage is eligible; 10. Explain how to safely collect field data; 11. Complete an acceptable damage survey report; and 12. Prepare for closeout.
Module 1- Emergency Relief Programs OverviewModule 7- Eligible Damage and Repairs
Module 2- Disaster Assessment and ApprovalModule 8- Site Assessment
Module 3- Emergency RepairsModule 9- Damage Survey Repairs
Module 4- Permanent RepairsModule 10- Repair Approval
Module 5- Program AdministrationModule 11- Betterments
Module 6- Eligible FacilitiesModule 12- Closeout
Who Should Take This Class:
This class is intended for area engineers, maintenance leaders, contract specialists and administrators, maintenance supervisors/leaders, those who work in emergency repair projects, and those wanting to learn more about the emergency relief program.