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FEMA Policy & Guides

Note:  The  most current policy has significant changes from past policy including the addition of house of worship as applicants and the optional flat 5% for Direct Administrative Costs (vs itemized reasonable Direct Administrative Costs).

Cost Codes

Equipment lookup made easy – enter the equipment make/model to find and select the correct FEMA cost codes.

Link to FEMA’s 2017 codes/rates (applies to disasters declared after Sept 1, 2017).

2017 FEMA Equipment Cost Codes and Rates
in Excel Format (with filters)

Download an excel document created by the help desk team of ER Assist. Excel document is the FEMA 2017 PDF document converted into excel, with the addition of filters.

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Common Help Desk Questions

  • Based on the damaged items, do you think we’d be better off claiming flat 5% DAC or staying with itemized reasonable costs DAC?
  • Can you help me fill out the required watershed information?
  • Can you help us find a list of appropriate MBEs to send our bid documents?
  • Can you confirm we picked the right cost codes?
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