[56 Answers] FEMA IS-1006: Documenting Disaster Damage and Developing Project Files

Here are the FEMA test answers to IS-1006: Documenting Disaster Damage and Developing Project Files.

Overview: The FEMA IS-1006 course was designed to provide an overview of disaster-related damage documentation and project file development for the Public Assistance Program.

By the end of the IS-1006 course, State, Local, Indian Tribal, and Territorial Applicants and Recipients will be able to document disaster-related damage, SOW, and costs, collect appropriate documentation, identify best practices for project file organization, and upload documentation into Grants Portal.

FEMA IS-1006 test answers

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Question 1. If the Applicant uploads information about their insurance policy to Grants Portal, they should qualify it by which of the following? 
A. Labeling it by size
B. Labeling it alphabetically
C. Labeling it numerically
D. Labeling it by type✅

Question 2. The question “Are there any other environmentally or controversial issues associated with the damaged facility and/or item of work” is intended to: 
A. Capture any potential preservation issues
B. Capture any National Historic Preservation Act issues
C. Capture any other possible issues that could be associated with the project
D. Capture any potential environmental issues

Question 3. Which of the following is fundamental documentation required for all projects? 
A. Steady-federal
B. Instant-federal
C. Steady-state
D. Instant-state

Question 4. What is a record from which future system changes or additions to the facility can be designed? 
A. As-built drawings
B. Free-hand drawings
C. Sketch-built drawings
D. Sketches

Question 5. The Applicant should provide FEMA with documentation that discusses labor categories and benefits including their: 
A. Payroll policy
B. Long-term disability policy
C. Short-term disability policy
D. Retirement policy

Question 6. In order to obtain contracts, Applicants must use eligible procurement methods and document the process. Applicants must use which of the following procurement methods? 
A. Non-competitive proposal
B. Macro-purchase
C. Micro-purchase
D. Open forum

Question 7. Essential Elements of Information are requested by which of the following through the Public Assistance process? 
A. FEMA Public Assistance Specialist
B. FEMA Program Delivery Manager
C. FEMA Chief Operating Officer
D. FEMA Chief Financial Officer

Question 8. Which of the following are drawings of the damaged area, usually hand-drawn by the Site Inspector or Applicant? 
A. As-built drawings
B. Free-hand drawings
C. Sketch-built drawings
D. Sketches

Question 9. If the Applicant encounters any issues in regard to labeling their documents, they may contact which of the following for assistance? 
A. The FEMA Technology Administrator
B. The FEMA Project Coordinator
C. The FEMA Program Delivery Manager
D. The FEMA Process Improvements Manager

Question 10. Providing FEMA latitude and longitude coordinates does which of the following? 
A. Shows that the facility is not within the designated area
B. Notifies FEMA if the location of the facility is a prior-damage site
C. Notifies FEMA if the location of the facility is an eligible facility
D. Determines zoning requirements for the facility

Question 11. Not providing information or documentation to show compliance with special considerations affect an Applicant’s grant funding. If the Applicant does not comply it may: 
A. Accommodate grant funding in the Public Assistance Program
B. Jeopardize grant funding from the Public Assistance Program
C. Assist grant funding during the Public Assistance Program
D. Accelerate grant funding in the Public Assistance Program

Question 12. Which documentation should the Applicant submit for each employee to support the costs claimed? 
A. Resumes
B. Social security
C. Birth certificates
D. Timesheets

Question 13. Maintenance records are a primary example of which of the following? 
A. Lease documentation
B. Facility maintenance documentation
C. Contract documentation
D. Grant documentation

Question 14. Which of the following is documentation that an Applicant can and should proactively collect? 
A. Steady-federal
B. Instant-federal
C. Steady-state
D. Instant-state

Question 15. How do you measure longitude when it is west of the Prime Meridian? 
A. Horizontal
B. Negative
C. Positive
D. Neutral

Question 16. What is the goal of documentation? 
A. Determining overall project costs
B. Receiving alternate funds
C. Determining how and why the damage occurred
D. Receiving maximum project volunteers

Question 17. What do activity logs and inspection records have in common? 
A. Both are examples of facility maintenance documentation.
B. Both are Applicant and Recipient document requirements.
C. Both are examples of contract documentation.
D. Both are examples of disaster documentation.

Question 18. Which of the following is an example of steady-state documentation? 
A. Utility bills
B. Volunteer policies
C. Insurance policies
D. Post-disaster photographs

Question 19. A written maintenance plan is an example of which of the following? 
A. Volunteer documentation
B. Blueprint documentation
C. Lease documentation
D. Facility maintenance documentation

Question 20. Which of the following is conducted with more than one source submitting an offer and generally used when conditions are not appropriate for the use of sealed bids? 
A. Competitive proposal
B. Small purchase procedure
C. Macro-purchase
D. Micro-purchase

Question 21. Grants Portal’s capabilities include which of the following? 
A. Reviewing deployment orders
B. Reviewing course catalogs
C. Obtaining online training
D. Storing the damaged inventory

Question 22. Which of the following statements is true regarding site photos? 
A. Photographs are one of the least essential pieces of documentation that substantiate disaster-related damage.
B. The more illustrative the photos, the harder it will be for FEMA personnel to develop subsequent project files throughout the grant process.
C. The more vague the photos, the easier it will be for FEMA personnel to develop subsequent project files throughout the grant process.
D. The more illustrative the photos, the easier it will be for FEMA personnel to develop subsequent project files throughout the grant process.

Question 23. The question “Will the proposed facility repairs/reconstruction change the pre-disaster condition? (e.g., footprint, material, location, capacity, use or function)” is intended to: 
A. Capture any potential preservation issues
B. Capture any potential National Environmental Policy Act issues in the event that the project will not be returned to its pre-disaster condition
C. Capture any potential issues associated with Executive Orders 11988, Floodplain Management, and 11990, Protection of Wetlands
D. Capture any potential environmental issues

Question 24. Which of the following is an official written means of requesting information or documentation from an Applicant necessary to make an eligibility determination or validate claimed scope and costs of a project? 
A. Request for Means
B. Request for Documentation
C. Request for Information
D. Request for Funding

Question 25. Photos support work and cost eligibility. How many types of photos does the Applicant provide FEMA? 
A. 8
B. 2
C. 4
D. 6

Question 26. Insurance Policies and Personnel/Payroll Policies are all examples of which of the following? 
A. Process documents
B. Personal documents
C. Federal documents
D. Steady-state documents

Question 27. Once the organization selects the “Manage” button, the Grants Portal directs the user to which page? 
A. Manage funds
B. Manage assessments
C. Manage documents
D. Manage profile

Question 28. Which of the following is an example of documentation needed to support damage claims? 
A. Driver’s license
B. Incomplete insurance policies
C. Draft permits
D. Use of contract labor

Question 29. Applicants should do which of the following when labeling documentation in Grants Portal? 
A. Provide a simple description of the document file.
B. Provide a specific, detailed description of the document file.
C. Provide a simple categorization of the document file.
D. Provide a simplified description of the document file.

Question 30. Documentation that demonstrates the Applicant’s legal responsibility to perform the work or repair to the facility relates to which of the following? 
A. Documentation needed to support quantity claims
B. Documentation needed to support monetary claims
C. Documentation needed to support damage claims
D. Documentation needed to support cost claims

Question 31. Which of the following statements about accessible documentation is true? 
A. A Recipient who collects their documentation early in the Public Assistance process slows down the process of obligating grant funding.
B. An Applicant who collects their documentation late in the Public Assistance process speeds up the process of obligating grant funding.
C. A Recipient who collects their documentation late in the Public Assistance process speeds up the process of obligating grant funding.
D. An Applicant who collects their documentation early in the Public Assistance process speeds up the process of obligating grant funding.

Question 32. For force account materials used during the response or recovery mission, the Applicant should submit which of the following documentation that supports their claims? 
A. Overhead costs
B. Historical cost records
C. Contracts
D. Depreciation

Question 33. Which of the following is a revised set of drawings submitted by a contractor that shows the dimensions, geometry, and location of all components of the project? 
A. As-built drawings
B. Free-hand drawings
C. Sketch-built drawings
D. Sketches

Question 34. Which of the following is a location for uploading documentation to the Grants Portal? 
A. Project profile
B. Main screen
C. Organization profile
D. Disaster profile

Question 35. If the Applicant has a master document containing separate documents, they should include which of the following at the beginning? 
A. A personal profile
B. An organization profile
C. A summary sheet
D. An appendix

Question 36. Which of the following is true when documenting and annotating site photos? 
A. Managers should provide FEMA with pre-disaster and post-disaster photographs.
B. Applicants should provide FEMA with pre-disaster and post-disaster photographs.
C. Recipients should provide FEMA with pre-disaster and post-disaster photographs.
D. Volunteers should provide FEMA with pre-disaster and post-disaster photographs.

Question 37. Which of the following statements about steady-state documentation is true? 
A. The Recipient provides this to begin supporting their claim and eligibility of the cost for a project.
B. Private nonprofits do not have to submit additional steady-state documentation.
C. Steady-state documentation is documentation valid for undisclosed periods of time.
D. The Applicant provides the steady state documents to begin supporting their claim and eligibility of the cost for a project.

Question 38. When does the Program Delivery Manager issue requests for Essential Elements of Information? 
A. When the Recipient answers questions from the Essential Elements of Information questionnaire
B. When FEMA requires additional documentation to support the eligibility of the Applicant
C. When a damaged line item has the same Category of Work as the project
D. When FEMA requires no further documentation to support the eligibility of the facility

Question 39. What are the two categories of Public Assistance documentation? 
A. Project-inclusive and steady-state
B. Steady-state and project-specific
C. Project-specific and steady-federal
D. Project-alternative and steady-state

Question 40. An Applicant uses which of the following to justify the provision of grant funding? 
A. Volunteer hours
B. Documentation
C. Annual income
D. Net income

Question 41. Which of the following is documentation an Applicant should provide FEMA that pertains to the use of force account equipment? 
A. Inventory records
B. Weight of the equipment
C. Type of equipment used
D. Historical cost records

Question 42. Which of the following is an example of facility maintenance documentation? 
A. Employee timesheets
B. Inspection records
C. Labor policy
D. Lease agreements

Question 43. The question “Is the damaged facility or item of work located within or adjacent to a Coastal Barrier Resource System Unit or an Otherwise Protected Area?” is intended to: 
A. Identify potential Coastal Barrier Resources Act issues with a particular item of work or damaged facility
B. Capture any National Historic Preservation Act issues
C. Capture any potential preservation issues
D. Capture any potential issues associated with Executive Orders 11988, Floodplain Management and 11990, Protection of Wetlands

Question 44. Use of contract labor is an example of which of the following types of documentation? 
A. Support for volunteer labor
B. Support for damage claims
C. Support for grant funding
D. Support for personal documents

Question 45. Which are two types of information FEMA requests at different stages of the grant process? 
A. Essential Elements of Information and request for information
B. Essential Elements of Information and damaged property information
C. Documented information and Essential Elements of Information
D. Damage information and request for information

Question 46. Which process is the final way to inform the Applicant of the documentation required to support their claims and eligibility? 
A. Request for Applicants process
B. Request for Information process
C. Request for directions process
D. Request for funding process

Question 47. Tribal and Local governments and private nonprofits must provide documentation that shows they conduct procurement transactions in compliance with which of the following Federal standards? 
A. Verbal standards of conduct
B. Full and closed competition
C. Objective contractor performance
D. Subjective contractor performance

Question 48. Identify a true statement regarding drawing documentation. 
A. The more illustrative the photos, the harder it will be for FEMA personnel to develop subsequent project files throughout the grant process.
B. Sketches are a record from which future system changes or additions to the facility can be designed.
C. An Applicant should always take photos from one angle on the outside of culverts.
D. If Applicants capture their facility pre-disaster or post-disaster in a sketch, they can provide the image to FEMA.

Question 49. What is the first tab selected when uploading insurance documentation? 
A. My Organization
B. My Recipient
C. My Applicant
D. My Grants Portal

Question 50. Which of the following is a simple and informal procurement method for securing services, supplies, or other property? 
A. Competitive proposal
B. Small purchase procedure
C. Large purchase procedure
D. Sealed bid

Question 51. Which lines run horizontally around the Earth, starting at the Equator? 
A. Angled
B. Latitudinal
C. Longitudinal
D. Vector

Question 52. Which of the following is the best way to maintain and update steady-state documentation? 
A. Upload the updated version online and delete the older version
B. Upload the updated version and keep the older version in the same location
C. Note in your personal files that it has been updated but keep the old version online
D. Replace the new online version of the documentation with the old version

Question 53. Complete insurance policies and claims, permits, use of Force Account (in-house) labor, and use of contract labor are all categorized as which of the following?
A. Documentation needed to support quantity claims
B. Documentation needed to support monetary claims
C. Documentation needed to support damage claims
D. Documentation needed to support cost claims

Question 54. For auditing purposes, how many years is the Applicant required to keep all documentation? 
A. 15 years
B. 5 years
C. 10 years
D. 3 years

Question 55. To provide the best photos to FEMA an Applicant should do which of the following? 
A. Take photos on the outside of culverts
B. Use personal notes for perspective
C. Take photos from one angle
D. Take photos from multiple angles

Question 56. What does the intersection identify when latitudinal and longitudinal lines are combined? 
A. A location on Venus
B. A location in Saturn
C. A location on Earth
D. A location on Mars