Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA)

The Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 apportioned $911.8 million to California (COVID Relief Funds).  Under the Act, the COVID Relief Funds may be used for a broad range of surface transportation purposes listed in Section 113(b) of Title 23 of the U.S.  Code and are meant to “prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.”  Specifically, the Act allows states to cover revenue losses and allows COVID Relief Funds to be used on new or existing projects, and for preventive and routine maintenance; operations; personnel; salaries; contracts; debt service payments; and availability payments; as well as transfers to public tolling agencies.  The COVID Relief funds were apportioned to the State (60%) and Local Agencies (40%).  The local funds were further apportioned to the local agencies in the STIP-COVID (Mid-Cycle STIP) and the new CRRSAA Program. The CRRSAA Program will make available approximately $182 million beginning May 2021.  The apportionment distribution for the CRRSAA Program, approved on March 14, 2021 by the CTC, is consistent with the formula distribution of the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program; with a minimum guarantee of $200,000 for each county per CTC Guidelines.  The Division of Local Assistance (DLA) manages California’s local agency share of the CRRSAA funding.

Eligible Project Types

  • Projects that are eligible under the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (new and existing)
  • Routine maintenance/rehabilitation projects (new and existing)
  • Projects funding operations
  • Projects funding personnel - including salaries of employees or contractors
  • Debt service payments; availability payments and coverage for other revenue losses

For more details and information regarding CRRSAA Program, click the texts below or the links to the right.

  • CRRSAA Program Guidelines
  • Apportionment List

Questions and Contacts 

If you have questions, please contact your District Local Assistance Engineer (DLAE).

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