PA ID# 071-59962; City of Redlands
DSR ID# N/A; Net Small Project Overrun
Citation: FEMA-1044-DR-CA, P.A. 071-59962, City of Redlands, Net Small Projects Overrun
Cross-reference: Cost Overrun, Small Project, Time Extension
Summary: As a result of winter storms in 1995, the City of Redlands (City) initiated nine small projects. The small projects were obligated for a total of $81,069, though the final cost was $129,184. The net small project cost overrun was $48,115. The final small project was completed by November 17, 1997. Therefore, according to 44 CFR 206.204(e), the City had 60 days from this date to appeal for reimbursement of its net small project cost overrun. The deadline for submission was January 17, 1998. The City's application was closed out on July 23, 1998, without an adjustment to the small project funding because a net small project overrun request was not received by the deadline. The City submitted its first appeal on September 9, 1998. It stated that it had not met the January 17, 1998, deadline because its staff was occupied with El Ni?o-related responsibilities. It also cited two letters it had sent to the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) prior to the January 17, 1998, deadline. These letters did not request a net small project cost overrun reimbursement, but rather notified OES that costs for DSR 26603 would exceed the amount approved on the DSR. FEMA denied the appeal on December 17, 1998. The denial was based on the City's failure to meet the 60-day deadline and inability to justify a time extension for submission. The City's submitted its second appeal on February 1, 1999. It claims that the majority of its cost overrun related to DSR 26603. It again cited its letters to OES regarding this project. The City provided no new information and did not address its failure to submit a net small project overrun request within 60 days following completion its final small project.
Did the City follow the procedure for obtaining reimbursement of a net small project cost overrun?
Does the City qualify for a time extension to submit a net small project cost overrun request?