The money is from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help speed the rebuilding process of the Paramount Boulevard overpass in Montebello. The bridge has already been partially demolished following the Dec. 14 accident, in which a tanker truck carrying 8,800 gallons of fuel caught fire beneath the overpass.
The aid comes three days after Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency.
The damaged overpass has resulted in bottlenecks on Paramount Boulevard and restricted access to businesses, which are the primary source of revenue for the area.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.