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PA ID# 157-99157-00; Fort Bend County
PW ID# Project Worksheet 520; Overtime for Employees
FEMA-3216-DR-TX, Fort Bend County, PA ID 157-99157-00, PW 520,
Overtime, immunizations, food distribution, evacuee service center
Following Hurricane Katrina, Fort Bend County used its County Annex Building to assist the Texas Health and Human Services Commission in distributing Lone Star food cards to Katrina evacuees. The County expanded services at the center to include immunization, medication and transportation for evacuees. FEMA approved funding for cost of providing transportation to evacuees and security costs at the facility ($13,495), but denied other costs ($31,495). The Regional Administrator denied the Countys first appeal because the distribution of food card was within the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Agriculture. Further, the other requested costs were not eligible because they were not incurred in support of a congregate shelter as required by program guidance.
Are overtime costs the County incurred in distributing food card and providing medical care to evacuees at the County Annex Building eligible for reimbursement?
44 CFR§206.223 and 225; Disaster Specific Guidance #2