Railroad Rehabilitation & Repair (Disaster Assistance) (FY 2008)

Railroad Rehabilitation & Repair (Disaster Assistance) (FY 2008)

Overview: The Railroad Rehabilitation and Repair (Disaster Assistance) grant program provided $20 million to repair and rehabilitate Class II and Class III railroad infrastructure located in counties that were identified in a Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance issued by the President (http://www.fema.gov/news/disasters.fema#sev1 ). See the FY 2008 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), NOFA 2009, and NOFA 2013 for additional information.

Legislative Authority:  The Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 110-329, September 30, 2008).

Amount:  $20 million

Eligible Projects:

  • Rehabilitation and repair for Class II and Class III railroad infrastructure, including railroad rights-of-way, bridges, signals, and other infrastructure that are part of the general railroad system of transportation and primarily used by railroads to move freight traffic.

Eligible Recipients:

  • Departments of Transportation of any eligible state, if the state had an eligible project and exhausted all other federal and state resources prior to seeking assistance under this program.


May 27, 2009 Selections Press Release