Appeal Brief Appeal Letter

Appeal Brief

ApplicantPemiscot County Memorial Hospital
Appeal TypeSecond
PA ID#155-USGY8-00
PW ID#GMP 680241
Date Signed2024-04-01T16:00:00


Appeal Letter


James W. Remillard


Missouri State Emergency Management Agency

2302 Militia Drive

P.O. Box 116

Jefferson City, MO 65102


David Ketchum

Interim Administrator

Pemiscot County Memorial Hospital

946 East Reed Street

Hayti, MO 63851


Re:  Second Appeal – Pemiscot County Memorial Hospital, PA ID: 155-USGY8-00, FEMA-4490-DR-MO, Grants Manager Project (GMP) 680241 – Appeals


Dear James W. Remillard and David Ketchum:

This is in response to a letter from the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (Recipient) dated February 29, 2024, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of Pemiscot County Memorial Hospital (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) denial of $3,000,000.00 in costs pertaining to the renovation of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system.

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, section 206.206(c) (2019), requires that applicants must file appeals within 60 days after receipt of a notice of the action that is being appealed. Recipients must then review and forward appeals within 60 days after receipt of the appeal from the applicant.

According to the Administrative Record, the Applicant received notice of FEMA’s denial by way of a Determination Memorandum on November 29, 2022, and filed its first appeal, and it was received by the Recipient, on January 27, 2023. However, the Recipient did not transmit the appeal until May 19, 2023. This was after the 60 calendar-day timeframe required by FEMA’s regulations, making the first appeal untimely. Therefore, this appeal is denied.

This determination is the final decision on this matter pursuant to 44 C.F.R. § 206.206, Appeals.




                                                                                         Robert Pesapane


                                                                                         Public Assistance Division


cc: Andrea Spillars

      Regional Administrator

      FEMA Region 7

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