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Second Appeal Brief
PA ID# 031-UBHNX-00; Whetstone Homes Corporation
PW ID# N/A; PNP Eligibility
Citation: FEMA-1875-DR-MD, Whetstone Homes Corporation, PNP Eligibility
Reference: PNP, Private Property and Private Roads
Summary: Following the snow and severe winter storm disaster declaration, Whetstone Homes Corporation (Corporation) submitted a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) to apply for reimbursement for snow removal costs. FEMA denied the Corporation’s request because it is a private homeowner’s association and its roads are not eligible facilities. In the first appeal, the Corporation stated that the community’s roads served as emergency facilities because they provided the only access to or from homes during the disaster. FEMA denied the first appeal on September 20, 2010, citing FEMA Disaster Assistance Policy DAP9521.3, Private Nonprofit (PNP) Facility Eligibility, section7. B(5)(h), which specifically defines facilities maintained by property owners’ associations, such as roads and recreational facilities, as facilities that are not eligible for Public Assistance.
Issues: 1. Is the Whetstone Home Corporation an eligible Private Nonprofit organization?
Findings: 1. No
Rationale: 44 CFR §206.222(b) and §206.221(e); DAP9521.3, Private Nonprofit (PNP) Facility Eligibility