Award Determination

Award Determination

STEP 5: AWARD DETERMINATION

Once your eligibility has been determined, all funding considered to be a Duplication of Benefits (DOB) is verified, and inspections are complete, the Program will calculate your award.

Awards are calculated by taking into account the amount of funds needed to repair a home, as well as the amount of funding already received from other sources for that purpose. During the damage inspection, a program representative will perform a detailed inspection of your home to determine a dollar amount (based on economy/standard-grade materials) for the work already completed and the work that remains. The Program will also review any disaster assistance you received from other sources, such as FEMA, SBA, or insurance. Because federal law requires the accounting of other benefits in calculating the award, the amount of other disaster assistance received for the relevant disaster event will be subtracted from the dollar amount determined through the damage inspection. These amounts will be considered against maximum potential program award amounts.

If your award is for the replacement of your mobile home or the reconstruction of your stick-built home, program staff will work with you and provide floorplan options that may be available to you.

Once your award is determined, the Program will notify you that it is ready for you to review. Once you review, you have the option to accept, reject, appeal, or request a consultation. Your Case Manager will assist you in moving forward with the option you choose.

When you are ready to accept your award determination, your next steps will include signing and submitting your Award Determination Letter Selections & Confirmations Section. Then, you will be contacted to schedule your Grant Agreement Signing Event (GASE).