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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# 071-UDDT8-00; Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP)
PW ID# 20948; Direct Result of Disaster – Legal Responsibility
Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
7667 Independence Boulevard
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
Re: Second Appeal – Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), PA ID 071-UDDT8-00 FEMA-1603-DR-LA, Project Worksheet (PW) 20948 – Direct Result of Disaster – Legal Responsibility
Dear Mr. Waskom:
This is in response to a letter from your office dated July 21, 2016, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP or Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) denial of $364,299.00 to transport students to a temporary facility.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, I have determined that the Applicant was not legally responsible for providing the KIPP Believe Primary charter school curriculum at the time of Hurricane Katrina. As such, the transportation costs associated with the implementation of this curriculum, nearly seven years after the event, was not required as a direct result of the disaster. Therefore, I am denying the appeal.
Please inform the Applicant of my decision. This determination is the final decision on this matter pursuant to 44 C.F.R. § 206.206, Appeals.
Public Assistance Division
cc: George A. Robinson
FEMA Region VI