To ensure that it receives reimbursements on time, Cal EMA should identify ways to reduce the amount of time it takes to submit project worksheets to FEMA and to draw down funds.
Cal EMA incorporated language into its FMAG Program standard operating procedures that outlines the grant process, including the reimbursement process. Cal EMA stated that, because it jointly administers the PA Program with FEMA, it is difficult to ensure the expeditious processing of project worksheets that require several layers of federal review and subsequent funding obligations. (See 2013-406, p. 72)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.