Develop a Rebuilding Plan - Knowing your program and funding options is vital to a successful recovery
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This issue of Disaster Recovery Today focuses on funding options and availability of funds to make repairs to damaged facilities. This step is the fifth in a nine-step process identified by Adjusters International to respond to a declared disaster.
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In issue number four, we discussed eligible cost determination. Once an applicant, the state, and FEMA have determined which recovery costs are eligible, the next step is to prioritize projects to provide the most benefit to the applicant, and to determine what steps can be taken to minimize similar damages in a future event. In
this issue we will discuss your funding alternatives when it comes to developing a rebuilding plan. As an applicant, you have several options: you can replace the original facility, improve upon it, or direct the money toward another project. It all starts with a baseline valuation of the facility's damages. As we discussed in