Key Points Page
- Recent Changes to the PA Program1
- Basic Eligibility Requirements3
- Federal-Aid Highways (FHWA)4
- Public Assistance Alternative Procedures (PAAP) Pilot Program for Debris Removal4
- Increased Federal Cost Share (Sliding Scale)5
- Retaining Recycling Revenues6
- Force Account Straight-Time Labor Reimbursement7
- Debris Management Plan7
- Contract Procurement8
Proper Debris Management II: Tracking Public Assistance Policy Changes and Their Effect on Debris Removal
Disaster Recovery Today (DRT) Issue 4012, Proper Debris Management — Key to Disaster Recovery and FEMA Assistance, provided valuable guidance in understanding and managing debris removal operations — and the importance of having a debris management removal plan integrated into your overall recovery plan. Adopting these strategies could help maximize and retain the needed debris removal funding received from a presidentially declared event.
While the information in that article is still relevant in substance today, the FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program policy and procedures have changed — affecting the responsibilities of eligible applicants and funding. In this issue, Skip Cerminaro, senior disaster recovery manager for Tidal Basin Group, highlights those changes and additional policy guidance pertaining to debris removal.
(Note: It’s recommended that Disaster Recovery Today Issue 4012 first be read as a prerequisite to this article: https://tidalbasingroup.com/publications/disaster-recovery-today/proper-debris-management/.)