Appeals, Net Small Project Overrun
|PW ID#||PW 321, 450, 650|
Mark S. Ghilarducci
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
3650 Schriever Avenue
Mather, California 95655-4203
Re: Second Appeal – Santa Cruz, PA ID: 087-69112-00, FEMA-4301-DR-CA, Project Worksheets (PWs) 321, 450, 650 – Appeals, Net Small Project Overrun
Dear Mr. Ghilarducci:
This is in response to a letter from your office dated May 3, 2021, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of the City of Santa Cruz (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) denial of $60,594.07 in costs pertaining to a Net Small Project Overrun.
Pursuant to Title 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations (44 C.F.R.) § 206.204(e)(2), when an applicant discovers a significant overrun related to the total final cost for all small projects, it may submit an appeal for additional funding, in accordance with 44 C.F.R. § 206.206, within 60 days following the completion of all its small projects. Grantees must then review and forward appeals within 60 days after receipt of the appeal from the applicant.
According to the Administrative Record, the Applicant completed work on its last small project on September 25, 2018 and submitted its appeal on November 19, 2018. The Grantee did not submit the appeal until November 12, 2019. This was after the 60-day timeframe required by FEMA’s regulations, making the 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.
Public Assistance Division
cc: Robert Fenton
FEMA Region IX