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FAQ - FEMA PA Policy Issues

What supplies are provided for survivors in shelters?
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What is the deadline to complete Emergency Work?
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What is considered Emergency Work according to FEMA
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What costs associated with operating the EOC are eligible?
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What types of emergency work are ineligible for funding?
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What immediate threat mean as respects FEMA emergency work?
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What costs related to pre-positioning resources are eligible?
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What is the definition of 'Emergency Work' according to FEMA?
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What are the circumstances in which FEMA reimburses the cost of meals?
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What types of emergency services are PNPs generally responsible for?
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What are the eligibility criteria for emergency protective measures?
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What types of activities are eligible for reimbursement in flood fighting?
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What information should be included in the request for non-congregate sheltering?
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What are some eligible emergency protective measures to protect improved property?
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What are some eligible emergency protective measures for private nonprofit organizations?
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Can you provide additional clarity on avoiding duplication of benefits between FEMA and HHS?
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How long can an individual to stay in non-congregate sheltering? How long can a non-congregate sheltering mission last?
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What wrap-around services are eligible? For example, are food or mental health counseling eligible?
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Can a FEMA Regional Administrator allowed to delegate approval of non-congregate sheltering?
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Can a FEMA Regional Administrator approve non-congregate sheltering after it has already begun?
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Can approval be state-wide? Could a FEMA Regional Administrator approve a state-wide strategy rather than individual requests?
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Can you provide a template for non-congregate sheltering requests?
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Does the non-congregate sheltering delegation apply to both emergency and major disaster declarations?
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Must the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or state/local public health officials direct the use of non-congregate sheltering?
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What forms of non-congregate sheltering will FEMA support?
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Who is the target population for non-congregate sheltering?
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What is the difference between medical sheltering, quarantine facilities, and non-congregate sheltering?
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What is Category B – Emergency protective measures and what is eligible?
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What are some Procurement Resources
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What are the eligible procurement methods for obtaining contracts?
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What are the different types of procurement methods for project work
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What provisions must the Applicant include in all contracts awarded?
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The current Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) is $250,000. Is there a way for 2 CFR §300 procurement regulations to be waived or suspended for any purchase or acquisition that falls under the SAT during this event?
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What are the rules for using FEMA funds to contract emergency response services and exceptions that apply under exigent or emergency circumstances.
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What is Available from PDAT (Procurement Disaster Assistance Team)
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Do You Have A List of Procurement Resources
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What Training is available to help you understand how the federal procurement under grant rules apply to your contracting process. 
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What Are the Procurement Requirements
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Should I follow my local, state or federal procurement requirements? 
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What are the Top 10 Procurement under Grant Mistakes
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Grant Conditions - Procurement
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What happens if an applicant doesn't follow the procurement rules?
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Are there any procurement actions that are prohibited by FEMA?
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Are there any procurement actions that are discouraged by FEMA?
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Are there any other recommendations FEMA has for procurement actions?
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Is there a time when full and open competition is not required?
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What do applicants have to do to provide full and open competition?
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What are the procurement actions required for reimbursement by FEMA?
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What are the procurement requirements that must be followed by grantees and subgrantees?
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What are Federal Procurement Methods for FEMA PA Grants?
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Do all contracts have to be competitively bid?
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What is the FEMA PA requirement for disposition of equipment and supplies funded in PA grants
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Use of Disaster Recovery Consultants to assist with PA project work
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FEMA PA Reimbursement Thresholds: Permanent Work and the 50% Rule
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FEMA Mutual Aid Requirements for Reimbursement
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Davis-Bacon Act and its applicability to FEMA's Public Assistance (PA) Program
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Damage Assesement Approach Used by FEMA considers various aspects of a building's repair or replacement
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Cost Estimating Format (CEF) is a methodology used by FEMA to estimate the total cost of eligible permanent work
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What are examples of costs that are not eligible under Public Assistance
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If the full scope of a project is not known at this time, can projects be revised after submission?
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Are cleaning services reimbursable?
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Is childcare for essential workers reimbursable?
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. Is Hazard Pay Reimbursable?
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. Are lost revenues eligible for reimbursement?
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Are legal fees covered?
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Are Administration Costs or Management Costs reimbursable?
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Are any costs associated with remote working capabilities, distance learning, or essential faceto-face services becoming remote (Zoom, WebEx, Telehealth, Chromebooks, etc.) eligible for reimbursement?
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Can Applicants purchase their own personal protective equipment (PPE) if the costs are considered reasonable?
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Is there a cost share related to Direct Federal Assistance (DFA) Mission Assignments? If so, is the cost share eligible under PA?
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Are the costs associated with placing employees on administrative leave considered to be eligible costs?
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Will there be Category Z Project Worksheets (PWs)?
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What Labor Costs Are Eligible
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What Other Federal Funding is Available
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Can local governments and other eligible entities hire vendors to provide advocacy and support for the PA reimbursement process? And are the vendor costs eligible for reimbursement?
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What is the Cost-share for Grant? Will it change?
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What are FEMA Mission Assignments
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Is there a way to get money fast?
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Are exempt employees eligible for reimbursement under category B work? 
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Are you an Eligible Applicant. what types of entities are eligible for FEMA Public Assistance?
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Based on the eligibility pyramid, could counties act as the Applicant on behalf of municipalities, special districts and private non-profits?
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Codes and Standards guidance for ensuring repairs and replacements funded through the program meet minimal quality and safety benchmarks
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Components of Facility Eligibility
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Costs eligibility
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FEMA PA 50% Rule and how it differs from the NFIP 50% substantial damage rule
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FEMA PA reimbursement eligibility for Beaches and Sand Eligibility  edit
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Facility eligibility
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Federal-Aid Roads and bridges damaged during disasters edit
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Legal Responsibility
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Legal Responsibility for FEMA Public Assistance Reimbursements
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What a FEMA Art Eligibility requirements for reimbursement
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What activities related to animal control following a disaster are FEMA eligible
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What are four basic components of eligibility for a FEMA Public Assistance Grant
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What are the FEMA Public Assistance Application Requirements for Private Nonprofit Organizations
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What are the eligibility criteria for Permanent Work projects?
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What are the four basic components of eligibility
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What is Expedited Funding
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What is Policy on Donated Labor and Supplies and Where can we get Donated Resource information? 
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What types of education institutions (if any) are eligible?
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Who is eligible for Public Assistance funding?
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