Determining Eligibility: Methods for Presenting Disaster-Related Costs to FEMA to Obtain Eligibility


Unfortunately, the term“reasonable” is very subjective, often making it difficult to later prove to FEMA that the costs incurred were not excessive, considering the situation at the time the decisions were made.

FEMA determines reasonableness by evaluating several factors, including the following:

When a disaster occurs, Subrecipients are faced with the task of doing whatever is...

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