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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# 023-01F68-00; Aplington-Parkersburg Schools
PW ID# 596; Temporary Facilities
September 21, 2012
Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division
7105 NW 70th Avenue
Camp Dodge, Bldg. W-4
Johnston, Iowa 50131-1824
Re: Second Appeal– Aplington-Parkersburg Schools, PA ID 023-01F68-00, Temporary Facilities, FEMA-1763-DR-IA, Project Worksheet (PW) 596
Dear Mr. Schouten:
This letter is in response to your letter dated February 28, 2012, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of the Aplington-Parkersburg Schools (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) reduction of $247,500 in temporary facilities funding for the Applicant’s gymnasium.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, I have determined that the Regional Administrator’s decision is consistent with applicable regulations and policy. At the end of the authorized temporary relocation time period or when the Applicant no longer needs the facility for the authorized temporary relocation purpose, the Applicant has the option to keep the facility by retaining the title to it, or the Applicant may sell the facility. FEMA is required to reduce funding based on the Federal share, or “proportionate equity”, in the fair market value or sale proceeds of the facility.
Additionally, the Applicant’s second appeal of PW 4674, requesting funding for costs associated with an accelerated construction timeline, affects the funding of PW 596. FEMA will obligate $280,000 to PW 596 to account for insurance proceeds reapportioned to PW 4674. By copy of this letter, I am requesting that the Regional Administrator take appropriate action to implement this determination.
Please inform the Applicant of my decision. This determination is the final decision on this matter pursuant to 44 CFR §206.206, Appeals.
cc: Beth Freeman
FEMA Region VII