|PW ID#||PW 932|
Nebraska Emergency Management Agency
2433 N.W. 24th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68524
Second Appeal – Gosper County, PA ID: 073-99073-00, FEMA-4420-DR-NE, Project Worksheet (PW) 932 – Appeals
Dear Mr. Tuma:
This is in response to a letter from your office dated November 19, 2020, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of Gosper County (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) denial of $102,332.72 for Public Assistance (PA) funding to replace a truss bridge (Facility) that failed due to flooding and heavy rains.
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), 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 FEMA’s first appeal decision on July 23, 2020. Subsequently, the Applicant submitted its second appeal to the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency on September 29, 2020. This was after the 60-day timeframe required by FEMA’s regulations, making the second 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.
Public Assistance Division
cc: Kathy D. Fields
Acting Regional Administrator
FEMA Region VII