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.

News:

May 27, 2009 Selections Press Release