Summary: Flooding in 1995 caused water to overflow the sides of Corsican Channel, damaging the east slope of the channel. DSR 94235 was written for $ 5,834 to repair 75 feet of the channel. A hazard mitigation proposal (HMP) was included with the DSR to build a 2-foot high concrete floodwall on the east slope of the channel to redirect future flood waters away from the private residences located adjacent to the channel. The HMP was not funded because it was not cost effective. Supplemental DSR 98181 was written to increase the scope of work to 100 feet of channel repairs, providing an additional $8,478, but again found the construction of the floodwall to be ineligible. The subgrantee is requesting that the cost benefit to the private residences be considered in the benefit/cost analysis, and is further requesting that a supplemental DSR be prepared to provide `actual' rather than `estimated' costs for the channel repairs.
Should the HMP be eligible for FEMA funding?
Should the subgrantee appeal for cost overruns on the DSRs at this time?
No. The benefit/cost analysis was appropriately limited to considering only future federal benefits. The benefit/cost analysis showed that the construction of the floodwall was not cost effective and, therefore, not eligible.
No. The subgrantee must complete all of their small projects before applying for the cost overrun on this individual project.