IS 1000 Public Assistance Program and Eligibility Study Guide

FEMA IS 1000 ANSWERS

The study guide to FEMA IS 1000 Public Assistance Program and Eligibility. Contains correct FEMA IS 1000 answers, questions, and course notes. This course will describe project eligibility requirements for Public Assistance Program grants. During disasters and emergencies, the president has the authority to provide federal assistance. The Stafford Act allows him to provide federal assistance when the magnitude of the incident exceeds all other lower forms of government.

Course Date

2/28/2019

Course Overview
The course provides an overview of Public Assistance project eligibility. 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 Program and project eligibility.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe project eligibility for Public Assistance Program grants and supporting laws, regulations, statutes, and executive orders.
  • Describe how to use the Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide as a tool in determining eligibility.

IS 1000 Public Assistance Program and Eligibility

FEMA IS 1000 EXAMPLE QUESTIONS + ANSWERS

Evaluating facility eligibility is not a necessary step for most Emergency Work State, Territorial, Tribal, and Local Government Applicants. This statement is an example of:
A. The building blocks of the Eligibility Pyramid
B. A demonstration that each component of the pyramid is eligible
C. Providing supporting documentation
ANSWER: An exception to the standard Eligibility Pyramid

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An eligible public facility is one that a State, Territorial, Tribal, or Local government owns or has legal responsibility for maintaining, including all of the following, except:
ANSWER: Assisted living facility, child care facility, and food assistance facility
B. Non-Federal-aid street, road, or highway
C. Flood control, navigation, and irrigation
D. Parks

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FEMA determines reasonableness by evaluating whether:
A. the Recipient complied with procurement requirements
B. urgent circumstances existed
C. cost escalation was the result of: abundances in equipment, materials, supplies, labor, or contractors
D. the Recipient participated in ethical business practices

The Governor or Tribal Chief Executive must request a declaration from the President through FEMA within ____ of the incident.
A. 15 days
B. 60 days
C. 30 days
D. 90 days

This cost occurs when bus drivers are prudently deployed to transport evacuees.
A. prisoner labor cost
B. straight-time cost
C. stand-by-time cost
D. overtime cost

To be eligible, a facility must have been in active use at the start of the incident period. Inactive facilities are not eligible, unless one of the following conditions is met:
A. the Recipient demonstrated intent to begin use
B. the Recipient established active use in a nonapproved budget
C. the facility was never inactive for repairs or remodeling
D. the Applicant firmly established future active use in an approved budget

The second requirement of work eligibility is that it must fall within one of the categories of work. Through the Public Assistance Program, FEMA provides grant funding for:
A. temporary restoration of inactive damaged facilities
B. emergency protective measures and debris removal
C. restoration of single family homes
D. disaster assistance with private housing

Restoration of water control facilities is a primary example of:
A. Eligible work
B. Permanent work
C. Emergency work
D. Temporary work

Which of the following statements about prisoner labor cost is true?
A. FEMA may provide Public Assistance funding for prisoner labor costs based on the rate that the Applicant normally pays prisoners and subtracting that number by 2.
B. FEMA may provide Public Assistance funding for prisoner labor costs based on the rate that the Applicant normally pays prisoners.
C. FEMA may provide Public Assistance funding for prisoner labor costs based on the rate that the Applicant normally pays prisoners and multiplying that number by 2.
D. FEMA may provide Public Assistance funding for prisoner labor costs based on the rate that the Applicant normally pays prisoners and dividing that number by 2.

The following is not a Procurement Standard for State and Territorial Applicants:
A. ensure that every purchase order or other contract includes any clauses required by 2 Code of Federal Regulations – 200.326.
B. comply with 2 Code of Federal Regulations – 200.322, Procurement of recovered materials
C. follow the same policies and procedures they would use for procurements with non-Federal funds
D. must use their own documented procurement procedures that reflect applicable State, Territorial, Tribal, and Local government laws and regulations

Category A debris removal activities are generally eligible when:
A. the work eliminates immediate threats to lives, public health, and safety
B. debris is placed on the public rights-of-way from commercial properties
C. debris materials are related to the construction, repair, or renovation of either residential or commercial structures
D. there is debris removal from federally maintained navigable channels and waterways

Examples of generally eligible State and Territorial government Applicants are:
A. District of Columbia and school districts
B. District of Columbia and American Samoa
C. Counties and parishes and school districts
D. Councils of governments and Regional interstate government entities

The following Local governments are examples of Applicants that may be eligible to receive Public Assistance, except:
A. District of Columbia
B. Intrastate districts
C. Counties and parishes
D. School districts

Select the complete list of eligible Applicants.
A. State and Territorial Governments, Tribal Governments, Local Governments
B. State and Territorial Governments, Tribal Governments, Local Governments, certain Private Nonprofit Organizations
C. Tribal Governments, Local Governments, certain Private Nonprofit Organizations

The second category of work under Emergency Work is Category B:
A. Secondary protective measures
B. Temporary protective measures
C. Emergency protective measures
D. Primary protective measures

Permanent Work addresses:
A. immediate threats
B. restoration of bridges
C. debris removal
D. emergency protective measures

This statute authorizes FEMA to provide assistance via the Public Assistance Program.
A. FEMA Qualification System
B. Homeland Security Act
C. Stafford Act
D. National Incident Management System

This is the span of time during which the federally declared event occurs. This period varies in length, depending on the type of incident.
A. Designation Period
B. Emergency Period
C. Declaration Period
D. Incident Period

Before FEMA can provide any assistance through the Public Assistance Program, the declared State, Territorial, and/or Tribal Government must submit form _________ , which is an Application for Federal Assistance.
A. SF 424
B. SF 423
C. SF 422
D. SF 425

Permanent Work addresses the restoration, while Emergency work addresses:
A. restoration of water control facilities
B. restoration of bridges
C. immediate threats
D. restoration of buildings/equipment

There are several factors that need to be considered when determining if work may be eligible for Public Assistance. At a minimum, work must meet each of the following general criteria, except:
A. be the legal responsibility of an eligible Recipient
B. be located within the designated area
C. be required as a result of the declared incident
D. be the legal responsibility of an eligible Applicant

The President provides authorization for Federal assistance through two types of declarations. This declaration is an incident that the President determines warrants only supplemental emergency assistance to save lives and protect property, public health, and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe.
A. Minor Disaster Declaration
B. Emergency Declaration
C. Major Disaster Declaration
D. Alternative Declaration

All of the following are conditions for eligible removal of privately owned vehicles and vessels, except:
A. the Applicant verifies the chain of custody of the vehicle or vessel
B. the vehicle or vessel blocks access to a public-use area
C. the vehicle or vessel is abandoned and the Applicant is unable to identify the owner
D. the vehicle or vessel is believed to contain hazardous materials

Extraordinary costs include the following, except:
A. regular pay
B. night-time and weekend differential pay
C. call-back pay
D. hazardous duty pay

All of the following are components of eligibility, except:
A. Recipient
B. work
C. cost
D. facility

Which of the following statements about Applicant (Force Account) Equipment and Purchased Equipment is true?
A. equipment rates are only applied to the time the Applicant is actually operating equipment.
B. costs associated with mobilizing equipment to a project site and for standby time are not eligible.
C. if the Applicant purchases equipment that it justifiably needs to respond effectively to the incident, FEMA provides Public Assistance funding for only the purchase price
D. FEMA provides Public Assistance funding for the use of Applicant-owned equipment (force account equipment) only based on FEMA-established equipment rates.

Emergency Work addresses:
A. restoration of water control facilities
B. debris removal
C. restoration of bridges
D. restoration of buildings/equipment

Eligibility of mixed-use private nonprofit facilities depends on the ____ use of the facility, which is determined by the amount of physical space dedicated to eligible and ineligible services.
A. eligible
B. secondary
C. primary
D. functional

FEMA does not provide Public Assistance funding for repair of damage caused by:
A. tornadoes
B. deterioration
C. mold
D. flooding

Flood control, navigation, irrigation, reclamation, public power, sewage treatment and collection are examples of:
A. ineligible Private Nonprofit facilities
B. eligible Private Nonprofit facilities
C. eligible public facilities
D. ineligible public facilities

To be eligible, costs must be:
A. consistent with the Recipient’s internal policies
B. exceeded by all applicable credits
C. directly tied to the performance of eligible work
D. prohibited under Federal, State, Territorial, Tribal, or Local government laws or regulations

The following is true about Procurement Standards for Non-State Applicants:
A. ensure that every purchase order or other contract includes any clauses required by 2 Code of Federal Regulations – 200.326.
B. comply with 2 Code of Federal Regulations – 200.322, Procurement of recovered materials
C. follow the same policies and procedures they would use for procurements with non-Federal funds
D. must use their own documented procurement procedures that reflect applicable State, Territorial, Tribal, and Local government laws and regulations

Within Emergency Work are two categories of work: Category A and Category B. Category A is:
A. immediate threats
B. restoration of bridges
C. debris removal
D. emergency protective measures

Non-State Applicants must use one of the following procurement methods:
A. complacent proposal
B. large purchase procedure
C. micro–purchases
D. informal advertising

All of the following help FEMA determine reasonableness of cost escalation, except:
A. shortages in equipment, materials, supplies, labor, or contractors
B. whether or not the Applicant deviated from its established practices
C. project-specific complexities (i.e. environmental or historic issues)
D. upgrades made by the Applicant to existing facilities

This type of work must be done immediately to:– Save lives– Protect public health and safety– Protect improved property– Eliminate or lessen an immediate threat of additional damage
A. Eligible work
B. Permanent work
C. Emergency work
D. Temporary work

This legislation authorizes the President to provide Federal assistance when the magnitude of an incident or threatened incident exceeds the affected State, Territorial, Tribal, and Local government capabilities to respond or recover.
A. FEMA Qualification System
B. Homeland Security Act
C. Stafford Act
D. National Incident Management System

FEMA provides Public Assistance funding for contract costs based on the terms of the contract if the Applicant meets __________ procurement and contracting requirements.
A. Tribal
B. Local
C. Federal
D. State

Which of the following is an example of stand-by-time cost?
A. When the Applicant performs an analysis of the cost of leasing versus purchasing the equipment
B. When a contract or union agreement requires payment for stand-by time
C. When bus drivers are prudently deployed to transport evacuees, and the bus is used hourly
D. When first responders are prudently deployed for the purpose of evacuating and the employee performs eligible Emergency Work

A private nonprofit organization that provides a non-critical, but essential, government service and is open to the general public includes all of the following, except:
A. Councils of governments
B. Assisted living
C. Child care
D. Food assistance programs

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