FEMA published the COVID-19 Pandemic: Public Assistance Disposition Requirements for Equipment and Supplies Frequently Asked Questions (Version 2) document, which provides updated guidance on what to do with remaining equipment and supplies when a project is complete. FEMA has obligated over $62 billion in Public Assistance funding to support the unprecedented response to the COVID-19 incident, which ends today, May 11, 2023. As the incident closes, states, tribal nations, territories, localities, and private nonprofits may have excess supplies and equipment no longer essential or usable. To help address the surplus, FEMA is providing the following assistance and flexibilities:
- Funding disposal of eligible FEMA-funded equipment and supplies, including necessary transportation.
- Accepting $0 fair market value for expired equipment and supplies.
- Accepting remaining fair market value for un-expired equipment and supplies based on current market conditions.
- Funding disposition of eligible equipment and supplies that FEMA provided as Direct Federal Assistance.
- Funding warehousing costs during the disposition period (until Aug. 9, 2023).
- Extending time needed for demobilization, disposition, and disposal beyond the original deadline of Aug. 9, 2023.