First Local Agency Steps
Note: The application process varies slightly with each declared disaster event.
- Declare a "State Of Emergency" to CalOES
- Go to: CalOES and search on "Emergency Proclamations" This is required in order to get the "Governor's Proclamation of a State of Emergency".
- Go to the Functional Classification or CRS maps (the first layer of California Highway System) and determine which of your damaged routes are FHWA funded or "Fed-aid routes"
- Go to: Highway System Engineering Products Data is in the Office of Highway System Information and Performance
- All routes are federal aid eligible Except for Minor collector (yellow) and Local/Residential (grey).
- Minor Collectors or Local/Residential roads are non-fed-aid routes and may be funded by FEMA or CALOES.
- Take photos of the damage on federal-aid routes, prior to starting any repairs
- Start repairs on any Emergency Opening damage
- Fill out the Initial Damage Estimate spreadsheet (see Application/Forms) (separate FHWA [federal-aid] and non-federal-aid routes and email to ER.IDE.Submittals@dot.ca.gov and your district contact [see the DLAE contact list at: Local Assistance Contacts ])
- Once the Governor Proclaims a State of Emergency and the TOTAL Federal aid route damage repair estimate exceeds $700,000, Caltrans will apply to FHWA for ER eligibility
- Once FHWA acknowledges Caltrans eligibility request, start filling in DAFs for each site and scheduling field reviews with your DLAE contact
- Once the district approves the DAF they will send them to Caltrans HQ
- Caltrans HQ reviews the DAFs and forwards them to FHWA
- Once the DAFs have been sent to FHWA the agency can send an E-76 (Request for Authorization) to the district, which is a request for funding see the Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM ) at: Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM) for the Project Authorization process
For project specific and call for projects questions, please contact your:
For general program questions you may contact:
- Nestor Cuellar (All Districts)
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