Outstanding Irma Requests for Documentation 08/13/18


Outstanding Irma Requests for Documentation 08/13/18

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 nearly $34,000,000.00 with outstanding RFIs.

The applicants with outstanding RFIs are listed below:

Tampa General Hospital

Citrus County Mosquito Control District

Citrus County Board of Directors

Lake Wales


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 Marathon

New World Symphony, Inc.

Town of Cutler Bay

Key West Utility Board

City of Plantation

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 580 local applicants with 5,646 projects related to Hurricane Irma pending EEI completion with FEMA, equating to more than 45,000 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 13, 2018
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