IS 1018 Determination Memorandums and Appeals Study Guide

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The study guide to IS 1018 Determination Memorandums and Appeals. The intent of a FEMA Request for Information is to obtain all disaster-related documentation or information related to a Public Assistance project. A Request for Information may come from various FEMA sources and may vary in importance relative to the incident. Contains correct FEMA IS 1018 answers and course notes. For a basic foundation on public assistance, check out our FEMA IS 1000 Test Answers Guide. You may also be interested in our FEMA IS 1019 Answers Guide.

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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.

From IS-1018: Determination Memorandums and Appeals Official Course


If more information is required to make an eligibility determination, the FEMA Consolidated Resource Center will issue what document?
A. Request for Site Inspection
B. Request for an Appeal
C. Request for Damage Inventory
D. Request for Information

The Document Index is also used as the starting point of the________, which is required for the appeals process.
A. First level appeal
B. Request for Information
C. Administrative Record
D. Second level appeal

How is the eligibility determination letter and Determination Memorandum issued to the Applicant and Recipient?
A. By certified mail
B. Through Grants Portal
C. By certified mail or email
D. By email

Once a second formal Request for Information has been issued, FEMA will review the situation carefully to determine what?
A. If an environmental and historic review is needed
B. If the Applicant and Recipient require a facilitated discussion
C. An analysis of the Applicant’s effort to obtain the documents
D. When the hazard mitigation review should take place

The intent of a FEMA Request for Information is to obtain what?
A. All information related to the first and second appeals process
B. All disaster-related documentation regarding a Public Assistance project
C. All documentation for Environmental and Historic preservation
D. All information related to the Applicant’s Hazard Mitigation proposal

The Document Index may include Project Worksheets, supporting documentation, photographs, technical reports, pertinent correspondence, and:
A. Building Deed
B. The Appeals process
C. Determination Memorandum
D. Engineering reports

After the facilitated discussion and careful review of the specific project, FEMA may still issue an adverse eligibility determination if:
A. The Applicant requires too many site inspections
B. The Applicant refuses to attend a facilitated discussion
C. A specific incident and project does not qualify for Public Assistance
D. The Recipient does not believe the Applicant should be eligible

The determination letter states that if the Applicant elects to appeal, the first appeal must contain all of the following EXCEPT:
A. Documented justification supporting the appeal position
B. A list of all documents included in the Environmental Assessment
C. Law, regulation or policy believed to be inconsistent with the eligibility determination
D. The specific monetary figure in dispute

The determination letter explains that the Applicant must submit the first appeal to the Recipient, who will forward the first appeal to the _______.
A. Recovery Directorate at FEMA
B. Hazard Mitigation Specialist
C. FEMA Site Inspector
D. FEMA Regional Administrator

Applicants should do everything they can to ensure ______ with their FEMA Program Delivery Manager to avoid an adverse eligibility determination.
A. constant communication
B. travel to the site
C. frequent emails
D. exact documentation

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