The Relocation Assistance Program (RAP) was established in 2019 through a series of meetings and coordination with the project team and various agencies. RAP’s purpose is to implement strategies and establish a menu of services to mitigate adverse effects the project may have on the Environmental Justice (EJ) populations. RAP established a committee comprised of staff from the City of Savannah (COS), Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) who have met monthly since October 2020 to create a program framework that outlines the members responsibilities. In January 2021, the City and the RAP committee appointed a representative to serve as a liaison between RAP and the EJ communities and will serve as the Client Consultant for anyone eligible for the RAP.
On March 11, 2021, City Council authorized the City Manager to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), outlining the agreement between the City of Savannah, Georgia Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.
To date, RAP has
Elected a Chair;
Identified space near the EJ communities for the RAP office; and