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Disaster Legal Services, Unfunded

Its interesting to hear that the Disaster Legal Services program was not funded as part of the larger federal response to COVID-19. Do you think this is due in part to the various response efforts by state bar associations and judiciaries? Read the Full Article Here

12/10/19 Round Table on Disaster Recovery Reform Act

On December 10, 2019, the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee held a round table on the Disaster Recovery Reform act. View the video here or on Congress.gov by clicking here.

FEMA Public Assistance Appeal: Alternate Project

FEMA Public Assistance Appeal: Alternate Project PA ID# 183-76220-00; Town of Zebulon Facts: In an initial eligibility determination, FEMA denied the Applicant’s request to apply for the Public Assistance Alternative Procedures Pilot (PAAP) Program finding the Applicant did not meet the 12-month opt-in deadline and did not provide justification for an extension of time to apply. …

FEMA Public Assistance Appeal Decision: Time Limitations/Extensions

FEMA Public Assistance Appeal Decision: Time Limitations/Extensions PA ID# 071-78355-00; Village of Warwick Facts: On second appeal, the Applicant states the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services granted a 30-month retroactive time extension to April 16, 2014.  The Applicant requests FEMA waive the administrative condition that a project must be completed…

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