PA grant management is a complicated endeavor with multiple steps and considerations, especially when it comes to Category E losses. A team effort will be required at every stage of your recovery — from reviewing leases for legal responsibility and ensuring that procurement is properly handled, to educating your facilities and public works staff who will be managing the construction phase, to coordinating with the emergency management and risk management departments to ensure that funding is optimized without duplication. Decisions will need to be made about the efficiencies of using force account labor versus contractors, and a comprehensive strategy developed for how best to formulate and present your projects to FEMA in order to best accomplish your long-term recovery plans.
Understanding all the elements and policy considerations that go into developing and implementing all Category E projects — which make up an average of 30 percent of all large projects for permanent work — will go a long way toward ensuring that your recovery is a smooth one.____________________
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