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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# 113-12000-00; City of Cedar Rapids
PW ID# 1299, 1411, and 9556; Direct Administrative Costs
March 19, 2014
Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division
7105 NW 70th Avenue
Camp Dodge, Bldg. W-4
Johnston, Iowa 50131-1824
Re: Second Appeal–City of Cedar Rapids, PA ID 113-12000-00, Direct Administrative Costs, FEMA-1763-DR-IA, Project Worksheets (PWs) 1299, 1411, and 9556
Dear Mr. Schouten:
This letter is in response to letters from your office dated June 7, 2013, which transmitted the referenced second appeals on behalf of the City of Cedar Rapids (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) denial of a combined total $6,010 for Direct Administrative Costs (DAC) in the referenced three PWs.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, the Applicant has not demonstrated that the $6,010 in additional claimed DAC was reasonable and eligible. The Applicant’s second appeal is therefore denied. This determination is the final decision on this matter pursuant to 44 CFR §206.206, Appeals.
In addition, FEMA’s review of this appeal has revealed that the documentation submitted by the Applicant is not sufficiently detailed to enable FEMA to determine whether any of the claimed contracted DAC are eligible and reasonable. Therefore, by copy of this letter, I am requesting the Regional Administrator de-obligate all contracted DAC previously approved in the referenced PWs. In accordance with 44 CFR §206.206 (b)(1), Appeals, Levels of Appeal, the Applicant may appeal, to the Regional Administrator, all contracted DAC, with the exception of the $6,010 denied as stated above. Please inform the Applicant of my decision.
cc: Beth Freeman
FEMA Region VII