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State Aid DisasterSlide2

Disaster reference information

Emergency Repair Resolution

Disaster Guidelines

Disaster Worksheet examples – prepared by counties who have gone through a FEMA disaster

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/safinance/disaster.htmlSlide3

State aid disaster account

Portion of the Highway User Tax Distribution (HUTD) is set aside to assist counties in the event of a disaster

A disaster is an event that causes damage greater in value than 10% of the county’s last construction allotmentSlide4

Changes made in 2013

The practice of allocating funds from the State Aid Disaster account rather than issuing them to the county was changed.

Encumbering allows for better tracking of the funds usage & repayment of the unused funds.Slide5

Method prior to 2013

Did not track individual projects – paid all the money out on one master project

Counties must maintain a detailed spreadsheet tracking the actual costs & actual receipts of the disaster projects & include this accounting with the final request for each project to the DSAE.Slide6

Open disaster project which received 100% upfront

If Disaster Funds were received and not spent, or projects received FEMA or Federal ER funding, those funds must be repaid to the Disaster account.Slide7

Current disaster process

After a disaster occurs the county must contact the DSAE & request a disaster assessment

Disaster team is formed based on the State Aid Rules

Assesses the damage

Provides the estimate to SALTSlide8

Encumbrance is created in the County State Aid Disaster Account for 100% of the estimated amount under the master project number that is provided by the county

If damage is isolated & only a single project number is needed the funds will be paid on the master project number.

If damage is wide-spread & more project numbers are needed funds will be released from the master project & encumbered under the other project numbers, up to the initial damage estimate.Slide9

When projects are let

A State Aid Payment Request can be submitted for the 95% of the disaster eligible work

Remaining 5% is encumbered and will be paid when the project is complete and all costs verified

Upon final, any unspent funds will need to be returned to State Aid

Unspent funds that remain encumbered will be released back to the County Disaster FundSlide10

Federal Emergency Relief

Comments from the Program Accounting UnitSlide11

Comments from program accounting

The quality of the information that the Program Accounting Unit has received for the State Aid Emergency Relief Projects for the last events has been very good.

Thank you for your efforts!Slide12

Helpful hints for Federal ER projects

You can include the

Final Inspection Report

with the completed DDIR when the project is authorized. If this is missing it will slow down the closing process with FHWA. (A copy will be on our website soon or you can contact

lori.peterson@state.mn.us.state

for a copy.

You can include multiple Emergency Relief projects/DDIR’s sites on the Inspection Reports (you don’t need one for each site).

Final payment will be withheld until the Final Inspection Report is submitted.

Verify that your backup paperwork & the coding activity matches what is requested & authorized for reimbursement.Slide13

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Emergency Repair Resolution Disaster Guidelines Disaster Worksheet examples prepared by counties who have gone through a FEMA disaster httpwwwdotstatemnussafinancedisasterhtml State aid disaster account ID: 628326 Download Presentation

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