PA ID# 037-91174; Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
DSR ID# 60869; Lincoln Middle School, Building E
Citation: FEMA-1008-DR-CA; Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District; DSR 60869; Lincoln Middle School, Building E
Cross-Reference: Disaster-related damages; Timeframes for reporting damages
Summary: As a result of the 1008-disaster event, Lincoln Middle School, part of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (subgrantee), sustained considerable damage. An initial site inspection was conducted June 21, 1995. Damage Survey Report (DSR) 87516 was prepared to fund repairs to Building E. Building E was undergoing renovations prior to the disaster, and disaster repairs were incorporated into the reconstruction contract. At the time of the inspection, the majority of repairs were completed, making it difficult for the inspection team to identify eligible damages. Therefore, DSR 87516 was voided pending further information from the subgrantee. The building was re-inspected in December 1995, and DSR 85152 was prepared for $2,043,975 based on additional documentation provided by the subgrantee. In a letter dated December 24, 1996, OES forwarded a request for supplemental funding for previously unsubmitted roof repairs to Building E. This request was denied due to insufficient documentation and the submittal of additional damages after the regulatory deadline. The Disaster Recovery Manager upheld this determination upon first appeal. In the second appeal, the subgrantee contends that damages are disaster related, and these damages were submitted in a timely manner.
Were damages to the Building E roof directly attributable to the disaster event?
Were damages submitted within the regulatory deadline?
The subgrantee has not provided sufficient documentation to establish that damages to the roof of Building E are disaster-related.
Despite repairs being completed prior to the site inspections, these damages were not documented during either site visit. Furthermore, the subgrantee did not report these damages until well after the sixty-day regulatory deadline for submitting additional damages following the initial site inspection.
Rationale: Title 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Sections 206.223(a)(1) and 206.202(d).