Operation Stonegarden

Grace Raih filed this request with the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the United States of America.
Due Oct. 27, 2017
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Grace Raih

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all applications submitted to your agency for funding under Operation Stonegarden. I also request the list of applicants approved for funding under the program. Please limit this request to FY2013 - FY2016.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Grace Raih


Good Afternoon: Attached isour acknowledgment of your FEMA FOIA request.  If you need to contactthis office again concerning your request, please provide the FEMA referencenumber .This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking andreduce our response time.  This office can be contacted  at (202)212-3323. 2017-FEFO-02310 Regards, The FEMADisclosure Branch KevinHill Disclosure Branch
Information Management Division
Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
Federal Emergency Management Agency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

From: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Good Afternoon,

Regarding your FOIA request # 2017-FEFO-02310, the request is still out for a search. Please note that our office and the program office were we sent the records search are both experiencing delays due to staff deployments in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Nate and the California wildfires. We will make every attempt to process and complete your request as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

The FEMA Disclosure Branch

From: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Good Morning Ms. Raih:
This correspondence is in regards to FEMA FOIA case number
# 2017-FEFO-02310.   A copy of yourrequest is attached.
The search produced records totaling several thousands ofpages that may be responsive to the request.  Given the sheer size and the fact that pages may need to beconsulted with other agencies who have equity in them, this may take many monthsto process.
At this point, would youlike to narrow the scope of your request to only include a particular fiscalyear, or perhaps a short list of locations, that most interest you?  Yourequested the fiscal years and locations below.  Any narrowing of the request would help us to get meaningful records to you in a shorter amount of time.
FY 13
FY 14
FY 15
FY 16
Location: all states and territories
Your case has been placed on a brief hold. Please respond by December 12. Thankyou.
Kevin Hill
FEMA Disclosure Branch

From: Grace Raih

Good afternoon,

Thank you for this information. I would like to limit this request to applications submitted by agencies stationed only in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas within fiscal year 2016. I hope this helps to cut down on your agencies labor time and the sheer volume of possible responsive documents.

Thank you,

Grace Raih

From: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Good Afternoon Ms. Raih,

Thank you for clarifying these details. I have forwarded the information to the analyst processing your case.

Kevin Hill
FEMA Disclosure Branch