Eshoo Announces $2 Million Grant to Repair Damaged Santa Cruz Mountain Roads

August 20, 2021
Press Release

SANTA CRUZ, C.A. – Today U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) announced a $2 million FEMA grant allocated to Santa Cruz County to repair damage on the Old Santa Cruz Highway. This grant is intended to repair many of the roads in the Santa Cruz mountains that remain in disrepair after record-breaking storms devastated the area in 2017.

“The storms in 2017 overwhelmed county public works and as a result, far too many roads have remained unusable four years later. I’m proud to announce that with these funds, significant and long-overdue repairs will be made possible, easing travel through the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains,” said Rep. Eshoo.

This award provides $1,987,067.16 in federal funding to Santa Cruz County/Public Works as a result of FEMA-DR-4308-CA, (California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Mudslides). This funding is authorized under Section 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.

FEMA obligates funding for these projects directly to the state, and it is the state’s responsibility to ensure that the eligible sub-recipients receive these awards. Following the state's review process and upon receipt of appropriate documentation, they will provide funds to the sub-recipients on a reimbursable basis.