HGA partnered with the State of New York in implementing GOSR’s FEMA Public Assistance (PA)/Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Match Program, which allocates CDBG-DR funds to provide the non-federal match required under FEMA PA. The Program included over 16,000 PWs written/funded by FEMA for infrastructure related activities due to Hurricane Irene (DR-4020), Tropical Storm Lee (DR-4031), Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085), New York Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm (DR-4111) and New York Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4129).
The Program’s goal, and our mission, was to ensure entities across the state receive an equitable distribution of CDBG-DR funding across all eligible disasters, counties, and applicants, in accordance with all applicable regulations. Our scope involved the prioritization, review, and evaluation of FEMA PA Project Worksheets (PWs) to determine eligibility and proper procurement and financial documentation to recommend CDBG-DR funding disbursement. The review and recommendation process addresses programmatic eligibility and documentation parameters to meet all federal, state, and local compliance requirements.