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Disaster Finance

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Overview

Disaster Recovery Finance supports three separate program areas within the Recovery Division including Public Assistance (PA), Individual Assistance (IA) and Hazard Mitigation (HM).  These programs provide financial assistance to program applicants impacted by natural and man-made disasters.  Recovery Finance manages and administers in upwards of $22 billion in disaster recovery aide.  Cash management, accounting and financial controls ensure the integrity of the financial process.  Proper planning for the management of disaster funding is critical to accomplish the objectives of the program areas.  Financial Assistance is provided through the following actions:

  • Budgeting –   Preparing budget estimates and forecasting of current and future funding.  Ensuring adequate appropriation authority is available for day-to-day operations and local government assistance to process transactions without interruption.  Monitors spending and fund balances. 
  • Accounts Payable – Reviewing invoices and supporting documentation prior to payment processing to ensure eligibility and compliance with program guidance, rules and regulations.   
  • Accounts Receivable –  Processing of revenues and refund of appropriations transactions and certifying proper accounts are being credited. 
  • Contract Management – Contract management includes reviewing contracts, contract terms, deadlines and processing of the contracts.  Contract management is critical to the Recovery program areas to guarantee reimbursement may flow seamlessly to local government and other applicants.  
  • Reporting – Reporting consists of data collection, compiling, analyzing and formatting information in preparation for federal and state reporting requirements. 

Current Opportunities

Request for Proposal for Disaster Case Management Services - Citizens Impacted by Tropical Storm Ida

The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) is pleased to release a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Disaster Case Management Services (DCM) for New York State Citizens impacted by Federally Declared Disaster, 4615-DR-NY Remnants of Tropical Storm IDA.

Key Dates:

December 13, 2021: DHSES issues RFP #1000

December 21, 2021: Proposers Questions Due to DHSES including any exception waiver request (Refer to Sections 3.1 and 5.9)

December 30, 2021: DHSES Issues Responses to Questions (estimated)

Post Marked No Later Than January 10, 2022: Proposals due to DHSES

Immediately Upon Contract Execution: Contract State Date

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    DCM RFP 4615 IDA

    DHSES Disaster Case Management Request for Proposal for New York State Citizens impacted by Federally Declared Disaster, 4615-DR-NY Remnants of Tropical Storm Ida.

     

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Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE)

Pursuant to New York State Executive Law Article 15-A, the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) recognizes it's obligation under the law to promote opportunities for maximum feasible participation of certified minority and women owned business enterprises and the employment of minority group members and women in the performance of DHSES contracts.

The philosophy of Article 15-A is to promote economic opportunities for MWBE's, eliminating barriers to their participation in state contracts, and to expand the employment opportunities of minority groups members and women.

Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) Forms

Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA)

The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) requires the reporting of subrecipient information on all grant awards greater than $25,000. The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) is the Prime Recipient and administrative agency for federal funds awarded to NY State. As such, DHSES is required to report certain information on subrecipients who receive those federal funds by NY State. The public website, which can be found at www.USAspending.gov, is searchable by recipient, State, Congressional District, Federal government agency/department/program, and type of product or service.