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Disaster-Specific Guidance - 2017 Hurricane Season (Harvey, Irma, and Maria)

This page contains disaster-specific guidance for the 2017 hurricane season including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Fact sheets specific to each declared event are included as well as Public Assistance Alternative Procedures Permenant Work Pilot Guides and the policy for implementing the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA Cost Share Adjustment Fact Sheet for Hurricane Harvey (DR-4332-TX)

This fact sheet provides information regarding cost share adjustments under DR-4332-TX. Specifically, the President authorized a 90 percent Federal cost share for debris removal, including direct Federal assistance. Additionally, the President authorized a 100 percent Federal cost share for emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, for 30 days from the start of the incident period, and then a 90 percent Federal cost share thereafter.

0.06MSeptember 3, 2017
Icon for file of type application/pdfPPDR Fact Sheet for Hurricane Harvey (DR-4332-TX)

This fact sheet provides information regarding Private Property Debris Removal for Hurricane Harvey under DR-4332-TX.

0.12MSeptember 5, 2017
Icon for file of type application/pdfPublic Assistance Alternative Procedures Guide for Permanent Work for FEMA-4339-DR-PR

This publication intends to provide clarification and guidelines to FEMA, the Government of Puerto Rico, and its Subrecipients on the implementation of alternative procedures (Section 428) applicable to all PA-funded large permanent work projects under FEMA-DR-4339-PR. The guide describes the scope and limitations of the alternative procedures; describes changes to the aspects of the PA Program to which these procedures apply; identifies responsibilities for certain activities; and identifies timelines for key actions and decisions. It does not describe steps for all processes the alternative procedures affect. Where appropriate, FEMA may develop additional guidance and tools for implementation.

1.39MApril 6, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfProcedimientos Alternativos de Asistencia Pública (Sección 428)

Esta publicación tiene la intención de proporcionar aclaraciones y pautas a FEMA, el Gobierno de Puerto Rico y sus Subrecipientes sobre la implementación de procedimientos alternativos (Sección 428) aplicable a todos los grandes proyectos de trabajo permanente financiados por la PA bajo FEMA-DR-4339-PR. La guía describe el alcance y las limitaciones de los procedimientos alternativos; describe los cambios a los aspectos del Programa de PA al cual se aplican estos procedimientos; identifica responsabilidades para ciertas actividades; e identifica líneas de tiempo para acciones y decisiones clave. No describe los pasos para todos los procesos que afectan los procedimientos alternativos. Cuando corresponda, FEMA puede desarrollar orientación y herramientas adicionales para la implementación.

1.16MApril 6, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfPublic Assistance Alternative Procedures Guide for Permanent Work for FEMA-4340-DR-VI

On June 20, 2018, Governor Kenneth E. Mapp informed the FEMA Administrator by letter that the Government of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) "intends to utilize the Public Assistance Alternative Procedures Pilot Program for Permanent Work (PAAP), authorized under Section 428 of the Stafford Act, to the greatest extent practicable for recovery related to both Hurricanes Irma and Maria." While participation in PAAP is voluntary, USVI and FEMA are committed to maximizing the use of PAAP. The procedures in this guide are alternatives to FEMA’s standard PA procedures set forth by Section 406 of the Stafford Act and funded based on Title 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §206.225(b).

1.20MSeptember 15, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfImplementing Section 20601 of the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act through the Public Assistance Program

Section 20601 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA) authorizes FEMA to “provide assistance, pursuant to Section 428 of the Stafford Act… for critical services as defined in Section 406.” This authority allows FEMA to provide assistance to restore disaster-damaged facilities or systems that provide the specifically identified critical services to an industry standard without regard to pre-disaster condition. The authority is exclusive to assistance authorized by the major disaster declarations issued to Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands following Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

0.51MSeptember 14, 2018