Categorizing Losses


...journal all activities. A Subrecipient should attempt to do the following, until further direction is provided by the state and FEMA:

It is not uncommon for FEMA to place “debris teams” in the field to monitor how a Subrecipient and their representatives (contractors) are dealing with debris. Often these teams will monitor and generate reports that are then submitted to the state and FEMA. It is imperative that an applicant receives copies of all such reports in case determinations made in the field are in error. In larger scale disasters, the state and FEMA may also utilize the expertise of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for planning, monitoring and providing guidance.

Category B—Emergency Protective Measures


Measures to save lives, to protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property, are eligible. In order to be eligible, emergency protective measures for property must eliminate or lessen immediate threats of significant damage to improved public or private property through measures that are cost-effective.

FEMA may require a certification by local, state and/or Federal officials that a threat exists, including identification and evaluation of the threat and recommendations of the Emergency Work necessary to cope with the threat.

Items that fall into Category B include: