Overview: The FEMA IS-1018 course was published on 2/28/2019 to provide an overview of Public Assistance Determination Memorandums and the appeals process.
By the end of the IS-1018 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.
FEMA IS-1018 test answers
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Question 1. Once a second formal Request for Information has been issued, FEMA will review the situation carefully to determine what?
A. If the Applicant and Recipient require a facilitated discussion
B. When the hazard mitigation review should take place
C. An analysis of the Applicant’s effort to obtain the documents✅
D. If an environmental and historic review is needed
Question 2. What is the first Request for Information issued by FEMA when more information is needed to determine an Applicant’s eligibility?
A. Third-level formal Request for Information
B. First-level formal Request for Information
C. Second level formal Request for Information
D. Informal Request for Information✅
Question 3. When can an eligibility determination occur?
A. Any time during the Public Assistance process
B. During Phase 2 of the Public Assistance process✅
C. During Phase 3 of the Public Assistance process
D. During Phase 1 of the Public Assistance process
Question 4. Which of the following is one way that eligibility determination letters with attached eligibility Determination Memoranda will be issued?
A. The second appeals process has begun
B. A Request for Public Assistance is denied✅
C. A Request for Information is needed
D. The Appeals process has been started
Question 5. What should the Applicant include in the justification for their appeal?
A. The reason behind FEMA’s eligibility determination
B. Any documents missing from the Document Index✅
C. The reason the Recipient did not agree with the determination
D. Additional Hazard Mitigation procedures for the project
Question 6. The list of all the documents and materials directly or indirectly considered by FEMA and relied upon in making the Public Assistance eligibility determination is called the:
A. Document Index✅
B. Materials Section
C. Information Index
D. Furnished Documents Section
Question 7. If more information is required to make an eligibility determination, the FEMA Consolidated Resource Center will issue what document?
A. Request for an Appeal
B. Request for Information✅
C. Request for Damage Inventory
D. Request for Site Inspection
Question 8. How is the eligibility determination letter and Determination Memorandum issued to the Applicant and Recipient?
A. Through Grants Portal
B. By email
C. By certified mail or email✅
D. By certified mail
Question 9. The Determination Memorandum will contain the rationale for the determination and specifically reference:
A. Why the Applicant failed the Environmental Assessment
B. The Recipient’s denial of the Applicant’s eligibility
C. Why the Hazard Mitigation measures were not appropriate
D. Any laws and policies supporting the determination✅
Question 10. The FEMA appeals process consists of:
A. Four levels of appeals
B. One chance for an appeal
C. Three levels of appeals
D. A first-level appeal and second-level appeal✅
Question 11. What components are included in a FEMA notification of an adverse eligibility determination?
A. An environmental assessment, Determination Memorandum, and Document Index
B. A determination letter, Determination Memorandum, and environmental assessment
C. A determination letter, environmental assessment, and Document Index
D. A determination letter, Determination Memorandum, and Document Index✅
Question 12. The intent of a FEMA Request for Information is to obtain what?
A. All disaster-related documentation regarding a Public Assistance project✅
B. All information related to the Applicant’s Hazard Mitigation proposal
C. All documentation for Environmental and Historic preservation
D. All information related to the first and second appeals process
Question 13. Who should the Applicant send the second level appeal to?
A. The Recipient
B. The Recovery Directorate at FEMA
C. The FEMA Program Delivery Manager
D. The FEMA Regional Administrator✅
Question 14. The determination letter states that if the Applicant elects to appeal, the first appeal must contain all of the following EXCEPT:
A. A list of all documents included in the Environmental Assessment✅
B. The specific monetary figure in dispute
C. Law, regulation or policy believed to be inconsistent with the eligibility determination
D. Documented justification supporting the appeal position
Question 15. What formal document does FEMA issue when the parties involved in a Public Assistance project cannot reach a mutually agreeable solution?
A. Second appeals process
B. Adverse denial memorandum
C. Eligibility determination letter✅
D. Request for appeal
Question 16. What does the FEMA Program Delivery Manager do to help the Recipient, Applicant, and FEMA Region resolve eligibility issues?
A. Begins the Appeals process
B. Provides Requests for Information✅
C. Offers additional site inspections
D. Ensures constant engagement
Question 17. An eligibility determination letter explains what information?
A. FEMA’s Public Assistance process
B. The Recipient’s eligibility rights
C. A formal Request for Information
D. An Applicant’s appeal rights✅
Question 18. How many days does the Applicant have from receipt of the determination letter and memorandum to submit its first appeal?
A. 60 days✅
B. 14 days
C. 30 days
D. 10 days
Question 19. The Document Index is also used as the starting point of the________, which is required for the appeals process.
A. Request for Information
B. Second level appeal
C. Administrative Record✅
D. First level appeal
Question 20. The Applicant is not able to appeal a single small project through the regular appeals process, and instead must submit what type of appeal?
A. Appeal for Additional Information
B. Third Level Appeal
C. Net Small Project Overrun Appeal✅
D. Informal Small Project Appeal
Question 21. When informal discussions reach an impasse, Public Assistance staff may offer the involved parties an opportunity to participate in a _______ led by a FEMA Dispute Resolution Specialist.
A. Second site inspection
B. Request for Information
C. Facilitated Discussion✅
D. Second appeals process
Question 22. After the facilitated discussion and careful review of the specific project, FEMA may still issue an adverse eligibility determination if:
A. The Applicant refuses to attend a facilitated discussion
B. The Recipient does not believe the Applicant should be eligible
C. A specific incident and project does not qualify for Public Assistance✅
D. The Applicant requires too many site inspections
Question 23. The Document Index may include Project Worksheets, supporting documentation, photographs, technical reports, pertinent correspondence, and:
A. The Appeals process
B. Engineering reports✅
C. Determination Memorandum
D. Building Deed
Question 24. The determination letter explains that the Applicant must submit the first appeal to the Recipient, who will forward the first appeal to the _______.
A. Hazard Mitigation Specialist
B. FEMA Regional Administrator✅
C. FEMA Site Inspector
D. Recovery Directorate at FEMA
Question 25. Applicants should do everything they can to ensure ______ with their FEMA Program Delivery Manager to avoid an adverse eligibility determination.
A. travel to the site
B. exact documentation
C. frequent emails
D. constant communication✅
Question 26. A Determination Memorandum will include the following elements: Introduction; Project Description; Issue; Applicable Statutes, Regulations, and Policies; Analysis; and:
A. Hazard mitigation review
B. Environmental assessment
C. Eligibility determination✅
D. Damage inventory
Question 27. If the Applicant does not supply enough information to satisfy the first level Request for Information, the FEMA Program Delivery Manager will meet with the Applicant to request a:
A. Formal environmental and historic preservation review
B. Second-level formal Request for Information✅
C. Formal meeting to discuss hazard mitigation plans
D. Formal site inspection of the disaster location
Question 28. FEMA will not accept additional materials, unless requested by FEMA, after:
A. The final appeal decision
B. The first appeal decision✅
C. The second appeal decision
D. The first eligibility determination