The scope of work is the result of the codified damages in the Damage Description and Dimensions and describes what work the Applicant will undertake to address their damages. At the beginning of Phase III, the Applicant will decide between two choices for scoping and costing their project(s):
- FEMA (via the personnel at the Consolidated Resource Center) can develop the scope of work and cost estimate based on the Damage Description and Dimensions on the Applicant's behalf
- The Applicant can choose to develop the scope of work and cost estimate themselves and submit to FEMA for review
When the Applicant chooses to develop their own scope of work and cost estimate, FEMA will validate both items and conduct a compliance review. Personnel from environmental and historic preservation, hazard mitigation, and insurance may also conduct a review if necessary.
If additional information is required during the scoping and costing process or during FEMA's review, the Consolidated Resource Center will process a Request for Information which has a specific deadline date. The Applicant will receive a notification of this through Grants Portal via email. The Applicant will be able to monitor the progress through the program compliance review process on Grants Portal.