The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently analyzed the $10 billion in emergency aid provided to state departments of transportation as part of the $900 billion COVID-19 relief measure signed into law on December 27 along with the appropriations package for all of fiscal year 2021.

That analysis – conducted by AASHTO’s transportation policy team – noted that of the $10 billion in direct funding assistance for COVID-19 relief for state DOTs, $9.8 billion will be distributed through the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program or STBGP, with the remaining $200 million going to territories, tribes, and Puerto Rico’s transportation programs.