Re: Second Appeal–City of Cedar Rapids, PA ID 113-12000-00, Direct Administrative Costs, FEMA-1763-DR-IA, Project Worksheet (PW) 10267
Dear Mr. Schouten:
This letter is in response to a letter from your office dated June 7, 2013, which transmitted the referenced second appeal 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 $2,407.60 for Direct Administrative Costs (DAC) in PW 10267.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, the Applicant has not demonstrated that the $2,407.60 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.
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 or Project Management costs are eligible and reasonable. Therefore, by copy of this letter, I am requesting the Regional Administrator de-obligate all contracted DAC and Project Management costs previously approved in PW 10267. In accordance with 44 CFR §206.206 (b)(1), Appeals,Levels of Appeal, the Applicant may appeal, to the Regional Administrator, project management costs and all contracted DAC, with the exception of the $2,407.60 denied as stated above. Please inform the Applicant of my decision.
Brad J. Kieserman Assistant Administrator Recovery Directorate
cc: Beth Freeman Regional Administrator FEMA Region VII