Summary: The winter storms of 1995 (FEMA-1046-DR-CA) caused damage to roadways within Mono County. Various DSRs were prepared to fund debris removal, emergency work, and permanent work. Mono County (subgrantee) completed all of its small projects by August 1, 1996, and incurred a net small project overrun (NSPO). The subgrantee transmitted its Project Completion and Certification Report (P.4) indicating an NSPO to the state on February 10, 1997. FEMA Region IX received the subgrantee's P.4 from the state on September 17, 1997. FEMA did not approve additional funding for the NSPO because the request was received after the established deadline for all NSPOs. The Disaster Recovery Manager (DRM) for all open Region IX post-Stafford Act disasters established a deadline of July 31, 1997, for NSPO submittals from subgrantees who had completed all small projects on or before April 30, 1997. This deadline was extended until August 31, 1997. The subgrantee's request was received by FEMA 17 days after the deadline had passed. The subgrantee's first appeal was denied because there was no justification for the late NSPO submittal. In its second appeal, the subgrantee requests reconsideration because its request for additional funding for an NSPO was submitted to OES well in advance of the August 31, 1997 deadline.
Issues: Was the subgrantee's request for additional funding for its NSPO received by FEMA prior to the established deadline?
Findings: No. However, the request was submitted to the Grantee before the deadline.
Rationale: The request was submitted to the Grantee well before the deadline. Therefore, it should be considered.