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Subject: ACTION: Allocation of Emergency Relief (ER) Funds, Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Obligation Needs Date: April 6, 2017
From: /s/ Original signed by
Peter J. Stephanos
Director, Office of Program Administration

In Reply
Refer to:
To: Division Administrators
Directors of Field Services

The ER program fund allocations shown on the attached table are based on the amounts that your offices indicated are needed for obligation in the first half of FY 2017. On December 10, 2016, Congress provided a $1.0 billion ER supplemental to address the growing backlog of ER needs nationwide. Following this allocation, the remaining ER obligation needs will exceed the remaining balance of ER funds. These needs and any additional ER obligation needs will be addressed in a separate future allocation based on a proportional distribution.

From this allocation, you are authorized to obligate ER funds up to the allocated amount from FMIS program code ER10. Please ensure that the disaster fiscal year (four digits) and disaster sequence number (one digit) are entered into FMIS, so that ER obligations for disasters can be determined at any time. These funds are not subject to obligation limitation. All projects using program code ER10 will require an Emergency Relief Code (ER Code) in FMIS to allow FHWA to track funding allocations by event and ensure compliance with legislative provisions. All obligations must occur within the assigned ER Code shown in the attached table.

The listed ER allocations are being made for the specific events shown. Excess funds may not be moved from one event to another within a State. We will monitor FMIS to identify ER obligations and expenditures. We will then work with your office to periodically withdraw ER funds that are no longer needed for the events for which they were allocated.

By copy of this memorandum, we request that the Office of Budget - FMIS Team, Office of the Chief Financial Officer process this allocation. If you have any questions regarding this allocation, please contact Mr. Greg Wolf at 202-366 4655.


Updated: 06/27/2017
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