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What Is a FEMA STEP Contract?

A FEMA STEP contract is a Public Assistance is a cost-sharing program that reimburses applicants at least 75 percent of eligible costs.

A sample of a FEMA STEP CONTRACT IS FEMA Approves $54 Million for North Carolina’s Implementation of STEP Program.  This program was approved in the North Carolina Office of Emergency Management for instituting the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) program following Hurricane Florence, which struck the area in September 2018.

The STEP program, which is free to participating eligible homeowners in 12 counties, was instituted at the request of North Carolina Emergency Management. This program provides partial, temporary repairs so Hurricane Florence survivors can return to their homes while longer-term repairs continue.

The program funds are used for project management, materials needed for repair and construction contracts, where needed. FEMA’s Public Assistance program provides grants to state and local governments, and to certain types of private nonprofit organizations to reimburse for the cost of debris removal, life-saving emergency protective measures, and permanent repair work to damaged infrastructure.

FEMA’s Public Assistance is a cost-sharing program that reimburses applicants at least 75 percent of eligible costs and the remaining costs are covered by the State of North Carolina. FEMA’s share for the STEP program was $40.5 million.

For more information on North Carolina’s recovery from Hurricane Florence, visit ncdps.gov/Florence and FEMA.gov/Disaster/4393. Follow us on Twitter:

@NCEmergency and @FEMARegion4.


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How Do I Become a FEMA Contractor?

FEMA does not pay contractors directly. Instead, local parishes are the entities that hire and ultimately pay contractors for their work. Local governments that hire contractors and are seeking federal funds must follow all federal, state and local procurement practices.

How Do I Become a FEMA Contractor? Follow these steps:

Step 1: Register with Central Contractor Registration (CCR)
Your company must be registered with CCR before doing business with FEMA. If you have not
registered, please go to www.ccr.gov. If you have any questions about the CCR mandate, please
contact the CCR Assistance Center at (888) 227-2423.

Step 2: Request a Vendor Profile
Contact the FEMA regional support staff via email at FEMA-Industry@dhs.gov to request a
vendor profile.

Step 3: Complete and return the Vendor Profile
Upon receipt of the Vendor Profile, complete and return the profile to the FEMA Industry email
account at FEMA-Industry@dhs.gov. This is the most expedient way to have your profile
information posted for review by acquisition officers.

Step 4: If the vendor does not have an electronic means to request or send the Vendor
If the vendor does not have the capability to respond electronically due to the disaster, please call
the Acquisitions Industry Liaison Help Desk at (202) 646-1895. Please note, this step is not in
lieu of step 3.

Once a vendor profile has been processed, the vendor will receive confirmation of receipt. Please
allow 24 – 48 business hours to input profile information. The registration process captures your
companyís information and service offering to help FEMA program offices and contract
professionals identify potential vendors for disaster recovery efforts.

Please be patient as FEMA acquisition professionals seek to fulfill all program requirements that
require immediate needs in impacted areas. If there is an opportunity to utilize your services, and
acquisitions professional will contact your company as needed to fulfill necessary requirements.

*This correspondence or process does not promise, commit, or imply that a contract will be awarded.
This process is an additional market research tool that will provide your companyís information to
FEMA program offices and contract professionals seeking vendor assistance during this disaster.