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IS-1018: Determination Memorandums and Appeals

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Course Overview

The course provides an overview of Public Assistance Determination Memorandums and the appeals process. By the end of the course, State, Local, Indian Tribal, and Territorial Applicants and Recipients will be able to understand all aspects of Public Assistance Determination Memorandums and the appeals process.

Course Objectives:

  • Explain the FEMA Public Assistance determinations which may be appealed.
  • Increase stakeholder knowledge of the Determination Memorandum and letter process, including key communication mechanisms and information included in the document.
  • Identify the Request for Information process during field operations.
  • Provide detailed information on the steps, timelines, and necessary documentation required for submitting a first and second level appeal.





Course Length:

2 hours
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