Categorizing Losses


...if repair or contract is being handled that way. They can be claimed separately, if desired.


To be eligible, a beach must have been improved to a designed profile and regularly maintained prior to the disaster. Appropriate documentation should be placed in the permanent Subrecipient file to show that the beaches were designed, constructed and routinely maintained. The documentation should include records showing when beach sand was last replaced and at what depths. Permanent restoration of the sand on natural beaches is not eligible.

Historically, Category G has been the “catch-all” category for permanent repair issues not addressed in the other categories. Repairs to such items as Subrecipient-owned ball fields, golf courses, playgrounds, etc., fall within Category G. What often becomes confusing is when a park has a damaged facility within it such as public restrooms or picnic shelters. These damages can be addressed in either category E or G, depending on the decision of the Project Officer.

The seven categories listed above were developed to implement the Public Assistance process. In theory, they correspond with existing departmental systems normally part of most Subrecipients’ organizational structure, e.g.: