FEMA External Support Branch Director Linwood Gantt Jr., left, Robert Bondoni (APO) and Deborah Gordon (Ordering Unit) at Rafael Hernandez Airport in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Irma. (K.C. Wilsey/FEMA)

FEMA Extends Alternative Procedures Debris Pilot Program

FEMA extended the Public Assistance Alternative Procedures (PAAP) Debris Pilot through June 27, 2019, to collect additional data about the effectiveness of the pilot program.

The data FEMA collects is used to assess the program’s effectiveness in advancing the goals identified in the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act (SRIA). These include:

– Reducing the costs to the federal government of providing public asssistance.

– Increasing flexibility in the administration of such assistance.

– Expediting the provision of assistance to a state, local, tribal, or territorial government, or nonprofit owner or operator of a private nonprofit facility.

– Providing financial incentives and disincentives for timely and cost-effective completion of projects with such assistance.

In order to reduce the complexity of FEMA, streamline the grantee experience, and simplify program delivery, FEMA is discontinuing the Recycling Revenue procedure and the Sliding Scale.

Updated information on the Pilot is in the Public Assistance Alternative Procedures Debris Pilot Guide at www.fema.gov/alternative-procedures.

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