PA ID# XXX-XXXXX; Port Graham Corporation (PGC)
DSR ID# N/A; Alaskan Native Corporations
FEMA-1445-DR-AK; Port Graham Corporation (PGC)
Alaskan Native Corporations
Severe storms and flooding from October 23, 2002, through December 20, 2002, caused damages to roads and bridges throughout the Kenai Peninsula Borough. The PGC applied for Public Assistance funding as a local government to repair parts of its road system, but was determined to be an ineligible applicant. The PGC’s first appeal requested that FEMA reverse its original determination. FEMA denied the first appeal stating that the PGC was not an eligible applicant under 44 CFR § 206.222 (c), which specifically states that Alaska Native Corporations are ineligible for Public Assistance because they are a for-profit entity in which the ownership is vested in private individuals. The PGC submitted a second appeal, citing that denial 44 CFR § 206.222 (c) was blatant racial discrimination against PGC Native Americans Shareholders.