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IS-1019: Codes and Standards

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Course Overview

The course provides an overview regarding the application of Applicant-adopted and uniformly practiced codes and standards and how they are considered through Public Assistance Program grants. Americans with Disabilities Act considerations in disaster recovery is also addressed. By the end of the course, State, Local, Indian Tribal, and Territorial Applicants and Recipients will be able to understand how codes and standards and the Americans with Disabilities Act apply to disaster recovery within the Public Assistance Grant Program. This includes what documentation Applicants will need to show in supporting a codes and standards and/or American Disabilities Act repair claim for damaged elements.

Course Objectives:

  • Define codes and standards considerations, policy, and applicability within the Public Assistance process.
  • Explain the Americans with Disabilities Act, define policy, and identify the law’s application within the Public Assistance Program.
  • Identify required documentation for compliance with codes and standards policy and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Provide crosswalk regarding guidance and applicability for codes and standards and the Americans with Disabilities Act with regards to environmental and historic preservation, Section 406 hazard mitigation, and flood insurance grant compliance requirements.





Course Length:

4 hours
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  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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