Appeal Brief Appeal Letter

Appeal Brief

ApplicantKanawha County Ambulance
Appeal TypeSecond
PA ID#039-00198-00
PW ID#GMP 172107
Date Signed2022-04-21T16:00:00


Appeal Letter

G.E. McCabe

Director, West Virginia Department of Homeland Security Emergency Management Division

2403 Fairlawn Avenue

Dunbar, WV 25064



Second Appeal – Kanawha County Ambulance, PA ID 039-00198-00, FEMA-4517-DR-WV- Grants Manager Project # 172107 – Appeals


Dear Director McCabe:

This is in response to a letter from your office dated March 9, 2022, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of Kanawha County Ambulance (Applicant).  The Applicant is appealing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) denial of $297,297.60 in costs pertaining to its “Chase Car” program.

Section 423(a) of the Stafford Act provides that any decision regarding eligibility for assistance may be appealed within 60 days after the date on which the applicant is notified of the award or denial of assistance.  Implementing this provision, Title 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations (44 C.F.R.), section 206.206(c), requires that applicants must file appeals within 60 days after receipt of a notice of the action that is being appealed. 

According to the administrative record, the Applicant received notice of FEMA’s denial of Public Assistance funding by way of a Determination Memorandum on August 9, 2021.  However, it did not submit its first appeal until October 12, 2021.  This was after the 60-day timeframe required by FEMA’s regulations, making the Applicant’s first appeal untimely.  Therefore, this appeal is denied.

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.




                                                                                                          Ana Montero

                                                                                                         Division Director

                                                                                                         Public Assistance Director


cc:  Mary Ann Tierney

Regional Administrator


Last updated April 27, 2022