Ms. Anne Bink
New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
1220 Washington Avenue
Building 7A, Floor 4
Albany, New York 12242
Re: Second Appeal – Nassau County, PA ID 059-99059-00 FEMA-4085-DR-NY, Project Worksheet (PW) 3750 Direct Administrative Costs – Project Management Costs
Dear Ms. Bink:
This is in response to a letter from your office dated November 29, 2018, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of Nassau County (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) decision to uphold a denial of funding for certain travel expenses claimed as Direct Administrative Costs (DAC) or contract costs under Project Worksheet (PW) 3750.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, I have determined that since the travel expenses at issue benefitted more than one PW, they are indirect costs under FEMA Disaster Assistance Policy 9525.9, Section 324 Management Costs and Direct Administrative Costs, and the Applicant cannot allocate or assign such expenses to individual projects as DAC or as contract costs. Accordingly, 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: Thomas Von Essen
FEMA Region II