...of emergency work, including debris removal, is 180 days from the declaration date of the disaster. The following chart shows the incremental time frames and the associated federal cost share.
DAYS FROM THE START FEDERAL OF THE INCIDENT PERIOD COST SHARE
Day 1 – 30 85%
Day 31 – 90 80%
Day 91 – 180 75%
Day 181 + 0%
For example, if all debris removal operations are completed 100 days from the incident period start date, the federal cost share for expenditures from day one to and including day 30 is 85 percent; day 31 to and including day 90 is 80 percent; and day 91 to and including day 100 is 75 percent.
FEMA may fund debris removal work after 180 days contingent upon their approval of a time extension. Time extensions must be submitted through the recipient. Normally the recipient may extend a time extension for debris removal up to six additional months but may not grant an extension under the Accelerated Debris Removal Alternative Procedure. Only FEMA may authorize an extension. Extensions may be granted only when unusual circumstances hinder the work. Delays due to weather or inability to obtain permitting in time are unlikely to be considered.
Direct Administrative Costs (DAC) 17 incurred after the 180-day period are eligible but must be related to debris operations conducted within the 180-day period.
Normally FEMA will reduce the funding for eligible debris removal work by the amount of any money received from recycling the debris. Under this Alternative Procedure the money may be kept by the sub-recipient if it is used to fund authorized purposes before the end of the period of performance to complete debris removal operations. The four approved purposes a sub-recipient may use their recycling funding for include: