PA ID# 047-19180-00; City of D’Iberville
PW ID# 10079; Replacement of Police Vehicles - Improved Project
December 20, 2013
Mr. Robert Latham, Jr. Executive Director Mississippi Emergency Management Agency 220 Popps Ferry Road Biloxi, Mississippi 39531
Re: Second Appeal–City of D’Iberville, PA ID 047-19180-00, Replacement of Police Vehicles - Improved Project, FEMA-1604-DR-MS, Project Worksheet (PW) 10079
Dear Mr. Latham:
This letter is in response to a letter from your office dated January 10, 2013, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of the City of D’Iberville (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) decision to deny $43,034 in funding associated with the replacement of eight disaster-damaged police vehicles.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, I have determined that the costs of replacing the Applicant’s 2000 Ford Expedition sport utility vehicle (SUV) and its 1999 Dodge Ram truck with new SUVs are fully eligible. The purchase of six additional new SUVs and trucks to replace six destroyed Ford Crown Victoria sedans, however, represents an improved project, and I have determined that the additional funding the Applicant is requesting is not eligible. Accordingly, I am partially approving this appeal. By copy of this letter, I am requesting the Regional Administrator take appropriate action to implement this determination.
Please inform the Applicant of my decision. This determination constitutes the final decision on this matter pursuant to 44 CFR §206.206, Appeals.