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Presidential Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households - Other Needs

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Number: 97.050
Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
97.050 Presidential Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households - Other Needs
Federal Agency (030):
Department of Homeland Security
Authorization (040):
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended , Section 408, Public Law 106-390.
Objectives (050):
This program supports disaster recovery by providing financial assistance to disaster survivors affected by a disaster or emergency declared by the President in order to repair or repurchase essential items needed to support adequate interim and long-term housing in addition to other necessary expenses and serious needs which cannot be met through other forms of disaster assistance or through other means such as insurance.
Types of Assistance (060):
DIRECT PAYMENTS FOR A SPECIFIED USE
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Restricted to Presidential-declared disasters or emergencies, such as an earthquake, hurricane, tornado, wildfire, or flood, etc. The Other Needs Assistance provision of the Individuals and Households Program activates only after issuance of a presidential declaration. "Other Needs Assistance" may be provided for the following: 1) Medical, 2) Dental, 3) Funeral, 4) Personal Property, 5) Transportation, and 6) Other Miscellaneous Expenses. Assistance not used for the specified purpose will be required to be returned. If FEMA is administering the Other Needs Assistance, please refer to CFDA 97.048.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
A Presidential Disaster or Emergency Declaration must first be issued. To receive the grant, the state must make an annual submission of the OMB form 010-1-11 (formerly 90-153).
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
Applicant Eligibility for individuals and households affected by a Presidential-declared disaster or emergency: 1) Medical disaster caused expenses, and/or paid receipts (bills) for medical treatment; 2) Dental disaster caused expenses, and/or paid receipts (bills) for treatment; 3) Funeral disaster caused expenses, and/or paid receipts (bills) for services; 4) Personal Property proof of ownership; disaster caused personal damage; 5) Transportation proof of ownership; vehicle complies with State laws, disaster caused vehicle damage; and 6) Other Necessary Expenses and Serious Needs Identified the expense or need must be caused by the disaster and approved by FEMA.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
FEMA Disaster Assistance Regulations at 44 CFR Part 206. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
Based on damage assessments and an agreement to commit state funds and resources to the long-term recovery, the State Governor makes a request (through the FEMA Regional Director) for a Presidential Declaration for an emergency or major disaster. Requests for assistance must be made by the Governor in accordance with FEMA Disaster Assistance Regulations, 44 CFR 206, except as provided in Part 206.24(d) for emergency declarations involving primarily Federal responsibility. If the State has selected the program for Review, an applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedures (092):
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. A Presidential Disaster or Emergency Declaration must first be issued. To receive the grant, the state must make an annual submission of the OMB form 010-1-11 (formerly 90-153).
Award Procedure (093):
Funds are allocated from the President's Disaster Relief Fund for use in a designated emergency or major disaster. Households receive assistance directly from FEMA or through disaster aid programs of other participating federal or state agencies.
Deadlines (094):
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
7-21 days. Generally, individual and household applications for disaster assistance must be filed within 60 days of the disaster declaration.
Appeals (096):
Appeals of program decisions must be submitted in writing within 60 days of the date of the notification letter.
Renewals (097):
Not Applicable.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
Statutory Formula:
Matching Requirements: Percent: 25.%. The State provides 25 percent of the funds for the total number of grants disbursed for the designated disaster. The Federal Government provides the remaining 75 percent of the costs for grant awards as well as the regulations, policies, and procedures that govern the provision. States may also receive up to 5 percent of the Federal share of the provision for administrative costs. The Governor may request a loan of the State's 25 percent share.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
Generally, a one time assistance payment, with a total assistance period of no longer than 18 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment based on Project need.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
Quarterly and final financial reports are required. Refer to program guidance. Refer to program guidance. Refer to program guidance. Refer to program guidance. Refer to program guidance.
Audits (112):
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Internal program audits are conducted.
Records (113):
Expenditure records (receipts) and related documents must be retained by the recipient for 3 years from the date of payment.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 12 $44,710,606; FY 13 est $230,714,426; and FY 14 est $200,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
FY 11: Award Range: $50 - $30,200; Average Award: $307

FY 12: Award Range: $50 - $31,400; Average Award: $346.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Not Applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
Emergency Assistance Regulations, 44 CFR 206.110-120.
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a listing of addresses for FEMA's Regional Offices.
Headquarters Office (152):
Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 500 C Street, SW, Sixth Floor, Washington, District of Columbia 20472-3100 Phone: (202) 212-1000
Website Address (153):
http://www.dhs.gov
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Not Applicable.