Grants Processing Unit receives supplement packages from FEMA, called obligations. From there, Grants Processing Unit has 30 days from the obligation date to process the supplements, and mail a copy of the Notification of Obligation and Payment Letters to the Applicant. This correspondence will include a copy of the Project Worksheet, which indicates the scope and dollar amount approved for the specific project.
The Applicant then has 60 days from the date of the Notification of Obligation and Payment Letter to submit an appeal to Cal OES stating they do not agree with FEMA's determination. Please contact your Area Coordinator to learn more about the appeal process.
Here are some basic parameters for our payment process:
Once a Large Project Reimbursement Request has been received by Cal OES, it will be processed on a first in/first out basis. NO PAYMENT WILL BE PROCESSED WITHOUT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BEING ON FILE WITH Cal OES. Required Documents:
All FMAG’s are paid as 100% complete. Applicants will not have to submit Reimbursement Requests due to the 100% complete FMAG condition. There is no Small Project or Large Project determination with FMAG. Provided the Applicant has their required documents submitted to Cal OES, all funds will be released.
The FMAG grant program has several disasters that are considered "Cost Share", meaning both federal and state funds will be obligated. An FMAG with Cost Share will pay 75% of the obligation with federal funds and 25% of the obligation with state funds. A non Cost Share FMAG will pay 75% of the Obligation with federal funds. NO PAYMENT WILL BE PROCESSED WITHOUT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BEING ON FILE WITH Cal OES. Required Documents:
FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program