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Applicant’s Briefing. FEMA-4085-DR-NY. Declaration Date October 30, 2012. Incident Period October 27, 2012 and ongoing. Declared Counties (as of Nov. 3, 2012):. Public and Individual Assistance. Public Assistance. Individual Assistance. Key Personnel. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
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Applicant’s Briefing
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Applicant’s Briefing

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Incident PeriodIncident PeriodOctober 27, 2012 and October 27, 2012 and


Declaration DateDeclaration Date

October 30, 2012October 30, 2012

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Declared Counties (as of Nov. 3, 2012):

Public and Individual Assistance

Public Assistance

Individual Assistance

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Key Personnel

• Michael Byrne FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer

• Jerome M. Hauer NYSOEM State Coordinating Officer

• FEMA/ State Teams

• County Emergency Managers

• NYSOEM Regional Staff

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Supplemental financial assistance to state, local

governments, and certain non-profit organizations for response and recovery

activities required as a result of a disaster

What is Public Assistance??

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The Public Assistance Process

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Eligible Applicants

State Agencies County Government

City GovernmentCertain Private Nonprofit Organizations

Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations

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Private Non-Profit EntitiesCritical

Fire/Emergency – RescueEmergency Medical Care

Utility- Power, Water, Sewer, WWTP, Communications

Educational Institutions

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Private Non-Profit EntitiesNon-Critical

Senior Citizen Day CentersDaycare Centers

Homeless SheltersShelter workshops

LibrariesRehabilitation Facilities

Community Centers

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Private Non-Profit Requirements

Completed RPA PackageDUNS Number

By-LawsTax Exempt Letter, 501(c), (d), or (e) IRS


PNP’s go through an eligibility evaluation. This evaluation can not be conducted until

all of the above is submitted.

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Facility Eligibility Requirements

Damage- result of the eventLocated within the area declared

Legal responsibility of eligible Applicant In active use at the time of the disasterNot under authority of another federal

agency (ex. US Army Corp. of Engineer Water Treatment Facilties)

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Deadlines for Submission

Project Worksheets – Identified Project Worksheets – Identified WithinWithin

days of Kickoff Meetingdays of Kickoff Meeting

Request for Public AssistanceRequest for Public Assistance

days after declaration for submission

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Emergency Work• Category A (Debris Removal)– Clearance, removal, storage, disposal

• Category B (Emergency Protective Measures)– Access, protection, emergency services, eliminate

hazards, support, highways and community needs

6 Month Completion 6 Month Completion Deadline: Deadline:

April 30, 2013April 30, 2013

(May 3, 2013 amended)(May 3, 2013 amended)

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Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21)

Debris Removal

• July 6, 2012 – Signed into Law

• In a declared disaster, FEMA will fund 75% for debris removal along FHWA roadways

• FHWA road map: www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/national_highway_system/nhs_maps/new_york/index.cfm

• More information: www.fhwa.dot.gov/map21

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Permanent Work•Category C (Road and Bridge Systems)•Category D (Water Control Facilities)

•Category E (Public Buildings/Equipment)•Category F (Public Utilities)

•Category G (Other-Parks, Recreation)

18 Month Completion 18 Month Completion Deadline: Deadline:

May 4, 2014May 4, 2014

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From the date of the declaration:

October 30, 2012

Emergency work - 6 months (+ 6 months by NYS)

Permanent work - 18 months (+ 30 months by NYS)

Further extensions require approval by FEMA

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Special ConsiderationsEnvironmental

Ensure all practical means are used to protect, restore, and enhance the environment

** Local Regulations Also Apply**

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Special Considerations


Proceeds (actual or anticipated) deducted from eligible project costs

FEMA requires applicants to obtain and maintain insurance for future disaster


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Special Considerations

Floodplain Insurance Requirements

If facility does not have NFIP Insurance,

Project Worksheet (PW) will be reduced by amount that would have been covered by NFIP

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Special ConsiderationsSpecial Flood Hazard Areas

Flood Hazard Area- Projects within or affecting floodplain MUST be reviewed to ensure that it meets requirements of

the Executive Orders on Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands

Coastal High Hazard Areas – Coastal High Hazard areas and areas covered by the Coastal Barrier Resources

Act require Special Considerations review

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Special ConsiderationsHazard Mitigation

Cost effective measures that reduce the potential for damages to a facility from a future event

Only Permanent Work is eligible for Hazard Mitigation

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Hazard Mitigation Scenario

Disaster damageLarger culvert

withconcrete wing-


New upstream retention pond


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Special Considerations

Historic Preservation

Listing on the National/State Register of Historic Places

Buildings, landscapes, archaeological sites, or even bridges and water treatment plants

Not necessarily old but important to local, state, or national history

Requires special consideration under the National Historic Preservation Act

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Reasonable and Necessary

Complies with federal, state and local laws & regulations

Insurance proceeds and purchase discounts must be deducted

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Federal Cost Share

FEMA may provide 100% for Category B costs for eligible applicants for a 10 day period for provision of either

emergency electrical restoration to protect public life and safety (e.g. Providing alternate power to hospitals, fire

stations, police, etc.) or providing emergency mass transportation support.

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Equipment• Perform eligible work

• Auto/Truck – mileage or hourly rate

• Other equipment- hourly rate

• Stand-by time ineligible

• Intermittent UseHalf day or more = full day

Less than half day = actual hours

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Equipment RatesFEMA rates are used for determining

project costs (estimating & comparing)

Local rates are used if different than FEMA and established prior to the


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Labor•Force Account Labor plus Fringe


–Emergency Work: All OT eligible, temporary employees regular time eligible. All other time ineligible.–Permanent Work: All labor eligible

Also travel and per diem for employees performing eligible activities

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Force Account Labor Costs

Debris Removal

• One period of 30 day eligibility

• May reimburse straight or regular-time salaries and benefits of permanently employed staff

• Hours claimed must be related solely to eligible debris activities resulting from Hurricane Sandy

• May be captured under Category A or Category B

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Donated Resources

Donations credit capped at non-federal share of emergency work

(may apply toward certain portions of community's non-

federal share of recovery costs)

A credit can be applied towards the local cost share for both Volunteer Labor and Donated Equipment

Volunteer Labor: Rate is the same as either paid

employees within an applicant’s organization or, if none, similar work done by a local paid organization.

Value of Volunteer Labor = (Determined Labor Rate) * (Number of Volunteer Hours)

Donated Resources: Rate is determined by local rates (if

established) or FEMA equipment rate.

Value of Donated Resources = (Determined Equipment Rate) * (Number of Equipment Hours)

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Purchased or stock

Used for eligible work

Need invoices, historical data or area vendor quotes

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• All contracts incurred for eligible work are reviewed by FEMA-State teams; includes rental equipment

• Prefer competitively bid with fixed-procurement procedures.

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ContractsTime and material

contracts are acceptable BUT:

•Should only be used for emergency “hot spots” (early debris rights-of-way clearance) •MUST have a cap and MUST be monitored•Generally accepted for first 70 hours of actual work

Lump sum contracts are acceptable:

•Easy to monitor when the scope of work is well defined•Requires minimum labor for monitoring•Quantities do not have to be documented

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Ineligible Contracts• Cost-plus percentage of cost

• “Contingent upon FEMA reimbursement”

• Contract with a debarred contractor

http://www.labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/ publicwork/PDFs/debarred.pdf

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Project WorksheetThe PW Requires:

Damage description and location listwith actual or estimated costs

A comprehensive scope of work necessary to repair disaster damage.

(all considerations should be looked at before finalizing estimate)


Identifying all special consideration issues.

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What info is needed for a PW? List of Damages

Procurement Policies Labor Management Contracts

Maps Photos

List of paid staff, regular and OT hours – dates and times Fringe Benefits info

List of equipment used, hours of operation – dates and times, miles driven, other records

List of materials and supplies used Copies of any contracts used for this event

Applicable codes and standards Hazard Mitigation Proposals

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Small or Large Project???

$67,500 Annually updated, $67,500

is the FY 13 threshold amount


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Small Projects

Based on Estimate written in Project Worksheet

Paid upon Project Worksheet approval

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Large Projects•Paid based on % completed

•Final payment – Based on actual documented approved costs

•Progress Payments – Requested up to 50% of original approved project


•Quarterly Report Requirement- Update of work completed due to NYSOEM every

quarter for life of project

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Improved ProjectsMUST be identified to State in ADVANCE of start Improvements that increase the size, capacity,

or add additional functionsFunds limited to Federal share of estimated

costs for facility restorationAll portions of project reviewed for Special


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Alternate Projects

•Requested within 12 months after Kick-off Meeting•75 – 90% of Approved federal cost share

•Facility abandoned- must be rendered secure•Cannot have 406 (PA) mitigation funding•All parts of project review for Special


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Federal Share 75 %

Non-Federal Share 25 %


Direct Administrative Costs

Costs must be identified on each specific PW

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Payment Process Project Worksheet is written, approved and obligated by FEMA

The Federal and State share of funding for each project is


Office of the State Comptroller directs funds to applicant via

wire transfer

NYSOEM Finance sends letter to Chief Financial Officer

NYSOEM Public Assistance (PA) section sends Approved Project Notification (“Blue Book”) to the POC on the RPA either by “Blue Book” folder or electronically

Audits – All applicants must meet OMB A-133 circular Audit

requirements or funding may be jeopardized.

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Project Notification Folder

Sent to applicant’s agent when FEMA approves a project

Includes a copy of the obligated Project Worksheet (PW); review carefully

Starts time clock for appeal of any FEMA decision

Includes the Project Completion P-4 form that needs to be signed and returned to NYSOEM DAO

at completion of work

(NYSOEM “Blue Book”)

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Disapproved Project NotificationEMMIE Notification Letter

Sent to applicant’s agent when FEMA disapproves a project

Includes a copy of the Project Worksheet (PW) and the EMMIE notification

Starts time clock for appeal of FEMA decision

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Appeals Any determination related to Federal assistance may be


The time limit for appeal submission is 60 days from receipt of written notice of the action which is being appealed.

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Funds are Lost if Applicant’s Don’t: … ask questions

… change scope of work without FEMA pre-approval

… obtain required permits … follow contract procedures

… perform work as described in the approved PW

… ensure administrative continuity… keep complete, clear and accurate records … remain aware of the PA program deadlines

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What’s Next? Submit completed RPA Package, DUNS # etc.

***Not considered an applicant until all documentation is submitted***

PAL-PAC Team available to meet on-site

Applicant meets with team at kickoff meeting - projects are scoped out in preparation for estimating

Projects are identified within 60 days of Kickoff Meeting

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W-9SFS Form

for Vendors* Needed for

Private-Not for Profit, Fire

Departments, etc.

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►Your FEMA/ State Team (1st Point of Contact)

►NYSOEM Applicant Handbook

►NYSOEM’s Website (www.dhses.ny.gov)

►FEMA’s Website (www.fema.gov)

►FEMA Policy Digest No. 321

►FEMA Public Assistance Guide No. 322

►FEMA Applicant Handbook No. 323

►County Emergency Managers

Additional Information

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NYSOEM Contact Info


State Campus Bldg. 22, Suite 1011220 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12226

(518) 292-2293 Fax Number: (518) 322-4984


After the Joint Field Office closes…

DAO – Linda Moreno (518) 292-2388