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Appeal Brief Appeal Letter

Appeal Brief

ApplicantFiddler’s Creek Community Development District
Appeal TypeSecond
PA ID#021-U5EP9-00
PW ID#GMP 7033, 7089, 10165
Date Signed2021-09-01T16:00:00


Appeal Letter

Kevin Guthrie            


Florida Division of Emergency Management           

2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard                                              

Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100


Re:  Second Appeal – Fiddler’s Creek Community Development District, PA ID: 021-U5EP9-00, FEMA 4337-DR-FL, Grants Manager Projects 7033, 7089, 10165 – Appeals


Dear Mr. Guthrie:

This is in response to a letter from your office dated June 3, 2021, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of Fiddler’s Creek Community Development District (Applicant).  The Applicant is appealing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) denial of funding in the amount of $583,789.70 for debris removal.

I have determined that procedurally, Region IV has not finalized its determination regarding the Applicant’s eligibility by first determining which roads, if any, were eligible facilities and whether any work was eligible.  In addition, no determination regarding reasonable costs has yet been made.  Therefore, this appeal is remanded to the Region IV Public Assistance Branch to address these eligibility issues as well as to determine reasonable costs should the Applicant and facility be found eligible.  By copy of this letter, I am requesting the Regional Administrator to take appropriate action.

Please inform the Applicant of my decision.  The Applicant’s right to a first appeal is not impacted by this decision.  It may re-submit a first appeal pursuant to 44 C.F.R. § 206.206 if it is dissatisfied with the new eligibility determinations regarding this matter.




                                                                             Ana Montero

                                                                            Division Director

                                                                            Public Assistance Division



cc:  Gracia B. Szczech  

Regional Administrator

FEMA Region IV

Last updated September 8, 2021