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Second Appeal Summary
PA ID# XXX-XXXXX; Florida Community College Risk Mmgt Consortium
DSR ID# n/a; Eligible Applicant
FEMA-1539-DR-FL, Florida Community College Risk Management Consortium
Eligible Applicant, Insurance
Following Hurricane Charlie, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne, the Florida Community College Risk Management Consortium (FCCRMC) filed Requests for Public Assistance (RPA). FCCRMC was requesting reimbursement of funds expended by its member colleges on disaster-related damages associated with the deductible portion of its third party insurance policy. FEMA denied the RPAs because FCCRMC did not have legal responsibility for repairing the damages. FCCRMC filed a first appeal of FEMA’s determination on January 7, 2005, which FEMA denied in a letter dated March 3, 2005, in which FEMA said that it would review the insurance pool arrangement once damages at all the colleges had been surveyed. The Florida Department of Emergency Management did not inform FCCRMC of its first appeal denial or its rights to a second appeal until June 17, 2005. FCCRMC filed a second appeal dated August 18, 2005.
1. Does FCCRMC have legal responsibility for repairs of the damaged facilities?
1. No. However, the Division of Community Colleges under the State Board of Education may act as the eligible applicant on behalf of the colleges.
44 CFR §206.223(a)(3)