In order to be eligible for funding, disaster recovery work performed on an eligible facility must:
Be required as the result of a major disaster event,
Be located within a designated disaster area, and
Be the legal responsibility of an eligible applicant.
Other federal agency (OFA) programs
FEMA will not provide assistance when another Federal agency has specific authority to restore facilities damaged by a major disaster.
No assistance will be provided to an applicant for damages caused by its own negligence through failure to take reasonable protective measures. If negligence by another party results in damages, assistance may be provided on the condition that the applicant agrees to cooperate with FEMA in all efforts to recover the cost of such assistance from the negligent party.
Special considerations requirements
Necessary assurances shall be provided to document compliance with special requirements including, but not limited to, floodplain management, environmental assessments, hazard mitigation, protection of wetlands, and insurance.