The FHWA Emergency Relief Program (ER) Training is recommended for all Local Agencies seeking federal Emergency Relief funds after an emergency/disaster. These events may be attributed to nature or manmade, and your agency becomes eligible as soon as the governor or president declares the event an emergency/disaster. The intent of this training is to provide local government agencies with an overview of the FHWA Emergency Relief (ER)  program.  This training addresses the process of applying for and receiving Emergency Relief (ER) funds from FHWA for damages on Federal-aid eligible roadways.  Hurricane season is six months a year, don’t hesitate to learn more today!

The training will be led by FDOT and FHWA with presentation topics including:

  • Program overview
  • Application Process
  • Emergency Repair
  • Permanent Repair
  • Debris Removal
  • Detailed Damage Inspection Reports (DDIR)
  • Contracting Methods (Pre-Event Contracts)
  • Special Circumstances
  • Examples

Instructors want this to be an interactive training, focusing on specific information that you, the local agencies, want to know in regard to the ER program.  Please come prepared with lots of questions – nothing is too big or too small to ask!


This course is intended for Local Agency and/or Emergency Management staff involved in developing and/or managing emergency contracts for debris removal, emergency and permanent repair work or pre-event contracts for debris removal and other activities.

FDOT Staff: In addition to registering below through GoToWebinar, FDOT staff should also register in Learning Curve to receive credit. To access Learning Curve, use the “Learning Curve Portal” located on your FDOT issued computer. If you have questions about this, please reach out to Ronda Yawn at

🚩Please note – space for these webinars is limited, and Florida local agencies are being given first priority on a first come, first served basis!
🚩Upon registering, your request will be submitted to the Florida LTAP Center for approval. You will receive an email in 3-5 business days regarding your registration status.

To Register:
Please select either the AM session or the PM session. The content and materials will be the same for both sessions.

FHWA Emergency Relief Program (ER) Training for Local Agencies (***AM Session***)

: Tuesday, May 11, 2021

TIME: 9:00AM to 12:00PM (ET)

FHWA Emergency Relief Program (ER) Training for Local Agencies (***PM Session***)

DATE: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
TIME: 1:00 to 4:00PM (ET)