Details of the four procedures will be discussed later.
One or more of the procedures may be chosen by a sub-recipient. In order to participate, the recipient and FEMA must be notified within 60 days of the sub- recipient’s Kickoff Meeting or before the time when the first sub-award (Project Worksheet) for any debris removal work is obligated —whichever comes first. This is accomplished by submitting a signed Public Assistance Alternate Procedures Pilot Program for Debris Acknowledgment form. One or more of the four procedures the sub-recipient chooses to participate in will be checked on the form. There is also a box to check if non-participation in the program is preferred.
The Alternate Procedures may be applied to both small and large projects. 16 Participation may be rescinded by the sub-recipient for one or more of the procedures before any of the debris sub-awards are obligated — and written notification is provided to FEMA within 60 days of the Kickoff Meeting.
Typically, the minimum federal cost share for a declared major disaster is 75 percent. Depending on the severity of a disaster, this cost share may be increased by authority of the president. As an incentive to expedite the completion of debris removal work, FEMA provides incremental increases in the federal cost share contingent upon the period of time from the start of the incident period. It does not apply to debris work completed by Direct Federal Assistance (DFA). Normally the period of performance for completion...