Outstanding Irma Requests for Documentation 8/6/2018


Outstanding Irma Requests for Documentation 8/6/2018

As the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) works to ensure the timely and correct payment of federal Public Assistance (PA) funding, it is vital for applicants to provide accurate documentation confirming that expenses are valid. If questions arise during the reimbursement validation process for Large Projects, classified as projects over $123,100.00 in value, an official Request for Information (RFI) is issued to the applicant. In order for the associated project to move forward, the information requested in the RFI must be provided by the applicant. Unanswered RFIs are a significant source of delay in the PA reimbursement process. For Hurricane Irma, there are currently projects totaling more than $16,000,000.00 with outstanding RFIs. The applicants with outstanding RFIs are listed below:

Citrus County Mosquito Control District
Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue
Collier County Sheriff's Office
Manatee County Sheriff’s Office
Collier County
City of Sarasota
City of Punta Gorda
NCH Healthcare System
City of Moore Haven
South Trail Fire Protection & Rescue Service District
Glades County
Captiva Erosion Prevention District
Flagler County Sheriff's Office
City of Rockledge
Monroe County
City of Key West
City of North Bay Village
Loxahatchee River Environmental Control District

An even greater number of applicants have projects pending Essential Elements of Information (EEI) completion with FEMA. In this phase, FEMA requires the applicant to provide the documentation required to build a description of damages and costs and develop a scope of work. There are currently 581 local applicants with 5,775 projects related to Hurricane Irma pending EEI completion with FEMA, equating to more than 48,000 needed documents. This phase in the process must be completed by the applicant and by FEMA prior to funds being obligated and disbursed to the state and FDEM.

A full list of projects pending EEI completion with FEMA is available at the following link: https://portal.floridadisaster.org/recovery/PA_Payments/Irma_Projects.xlsx

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Updated: Monday, August 6, 2018
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