PA ID# 037-90654-00; Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade
DSR ID# DSR 08962; Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade
Citation: FEMA-1008-DR-CA, Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade, African American Unity Center, Damage Survey Report (DSR) 08962
Cross-reference:General Eligibility, Time Limitations, Time Extensions
Summary: Following the Northridge earthquake on January 17, 1994, FEMA approved DSR 92020 for the Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade (Applicant) for $5,252,167 for repair and mitigation of the African American Unity Center. FEMA later designated the DSR an improved project to allow for an alternate mitigation scheme. FEMA granted the Applicant a time extension to November 7, 2003, to complete the project. By early 2006, the Applicant had drawn down approximately $4,500,000 toward the improved scope of work, but the FEMA-approved scope of work had not begun. FEMA granted an interim time extension until May 31, 2006, conditioned upon the Applicant providing a detailed construction timeline and evidence of the projects financial viability. On September 20, 2007, FEMA determined that the Applicant did not meet the conditions of the interim time extension. FEMA de-obligated all funding for the project under DSR 08962. In its first appeal, the Applicant asserted that it was seeking funding for the remainder of the work from various sources. The Deputy Regional Administrator denied the appeal stating that there was no evidence that the project was financially viable. In its second appeal, the Applicant claimed that delays of the project were due to extenuating circumstances beyond its control and compounded by contractor impropriety and litigation. The Applicant stated that it has raised $200,000 and is continuing to pursue other funding sources for a total of $7,500,000. The Applicant provided a cost estimate of $6,000,000 to complete the remainder of work and a construction schedule reflecting project completion on December 30, 2011.
Issues: Has the Applicant demonstrated that funds will be available to complete the FEMA eligible scope of work?
Rationale: Title 44 Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR) §206.204(c), Time limitations for completion of workDeadlines; 44 CFR §206.204(d)(2), Requests for time extensions