Contractor Selection

STEP 6: CONTRACTOR SELECTION

After the Grant Agreement Signing Event (GASE), you will move into Step 6. During this step, you will be assigned to a Construction Liaison who will be your point of contact for any questions related to your construction project, and the Program will coordinate with you regarding all necessary preparations before construction can begin.

If your grant agreement includes a repair or reconstruction award, the Program will either assign a general contractor to complete construction on your home if the Estimated Cost of Repair (ECR) value is under $30,000, or bid out the project through a competitive procurement to a list of prequalified general contractors if the ECR is $30,000 and above. You will not receive any funds directly and will not do business directly with the general contractor. The Program manages and completes the construction process on your behalf.

During Step 6, prior to the start of any construction work, the program’s construction manager will schedule a pre-construction meeting (or “walkthrough”) with you to review all planned construction activities.

If you are unable to occupy your damaged home due to program-related construction or environmental remediation, temporary relocation assistance may be available.