Per the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) policy “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Safe Opening and Operation Work Eligible for Public Assistance,” community-owned utilities may recover costs for safe opening and operation of their facilities during the pandemic. Such assistance may include funding for the provision of personal protective equipment and disinfecting services and supplies. The FEMA application deadline is April 1, 2022.
Let Marsh Manage Your FEMA Claim Process
The professionals at Marsh Risk Consulting’s Financial Advisory Services are standing by to expedite the FEMA claims process for you. On an hourly fee basis, the Marsh team can assist you with the calculation and management of your FEMA claims while you focus on your normal business operations.
The FEMA policy covers safe opening and operation work performed from the beginning of the COVID-19 incident period, for the following measures in response to COVID-19 declared events:
- Purchase and distribution of face masks, including cloth face coverings and personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Cleaning and disinfection, including the purchase and provision of necessary supplies and equipment in excel of the Applicants regularly budgets costs
- COVID-19 diagnostic testing
- Screening and temperature scanning, including, but not limited to, the purchase and distribution of hand-held temperature measuring devices or temperature screening equipment
- Acquisition and installation of temporary physical barriers, such as plexiglass barriers and screens/dividers, and signage to support social distancing, such as floor decals
These utilities are eligible for cost recovery:
- Communications transmission and switching, and distribution of telecommunications traffic
- Electric power generation, transmission, and distribution
- Irrigation to provide water for drinking water supply, fire suppression, or electricity generation
- Sewer and wastewater collection, transmission, and treatment
- Water treatment, transmission, and distribution by a water company supplying municipal water
No Time to Waste
The FEMA application deadline of April 1 is approaching. For complete information on eligibility for FEMA financial assistance and the claims process, contact your Hometown Connections representative for Marsh:
Ryan M. Weber
Energy | Power | Utilities
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