NATaT Weekly Legislative Report

Updated: FEMA to Host Webinars to Explain Public Assistance Simplified Procedures Policy 

FEMA has announced it will host webinars from January 31-February 3 to explain the updated Public Assistance (PA) Simplified Procedures policy. The policy simplifies implementation of the Public Assistance program to support rapid recovery for applicants.

In August 2022, FEMA published a final rule to increase the small project maximum for the agency’s program to $1 million to reduce the administrative burden on state, local, tribal, or territorial governments and private non-profits receiving FEMA financial grants following a disaster. A small project has costs below the threshold, while a large project has costs equal to or above the $1 million threshold.

Here is the webinar schedule:

English Webinar

When: Every day, from Jan. 31 until Feb 2, 2023, 3 occurrence(s), all Eastern Time (U.S. and Canada):

    Jan 31, 2023 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM for tribal partners.

     Feb 1, 2023 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM for state and local partners.

     Feb 2, 2023 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM for private, nonprofit partners.

     Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

     Daily: https://fema.zoomgov.com/webinar/vJIsf-mvrDMiGTQNgPTLXXLnyECN7PptPQY/ics?icsToken=98tyKuiurzMqHdaduBrBeI86EMHgaOnFr3hpnpJzmy_RLxhrTg3vE8FsZYJvBOjh

Topic: Public Assistance Simplified Procedures Policy

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://fema.zoomgov.com/j/1618072883

Passcode: 422

Or One tap mobile:

US: +16692545252,,1618072883#  or +16469641167,,1618072883#

Or Telephone:

Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 669 254 5252 or +1 646 964 1167 or +1 646 828 7666 or +1 551 285 1373 or +1 669 216 1590 or +1 415 449 4000

Webinar ID: 161 807 2883

International numbers available: https://fema.zoomgov.com/u/aenBKveyv6

Or an H.323/SIP room system:

H.323: 161.199.138.10 (US West) or 161.199.136.10 (US East)

Meeting ID: 161 807 2883

Passcode: 422

SIP: 1618072883@sip.zoomgov.com

Passcode: 422

Spanish Webinar

When: Feb 3, 2023 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Enmienda al Límite de Proyecto Grande del Programa de Asistencia Pública Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://fema.zoomgov.com/j/1600086704?pwd=S2ZYNlY1STd3cnhFOGdFR0Z3cGpQUT09

Passcode: 422

Or One tap mobile : US: +16692545252,,1600086704# or +16468287666,,1600086704#

Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 669 254 5252 or +1 646 828 7666 or +1 646 964 1167 or +1 551 285 1373 or +1 669 216 1590 or +1 415 449 4000

Webinar ID: 160 008 6704

International numbers available: https://fema.zoomgov.com/u/alWOxoY4u

Or an H.323/SIP room system: H.323: 161.199.138.10 (US West) or 161.199.136.10 (US East)

Meeting ID: 160 008 6704 Passcode: 422

SIP: 1600086704@sip.zoomgov.com

Passcode: 422