Public Assistance Guide

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List of Acronyms

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ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act
CBRA - Coastal Barrier Resources Act
CBRS - Coastal Barrier Resources System
CEF - Cost Estimating Format
CFR - Code of Federal Regulations
CWA - Clean Water Act
DHS - Department of Homeland Security
DRM - Disaster Recovery Manager
EMAC - Emergency Management Assistance Compact
EO - Executive Order
ESA - Endangered Species Act
FCO - Federal Coordinating Officer
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
FHWA - Federal Highway Administration
FIA - Federal Insurance Administration
FICA - Federal Insurance Contributions Act
FIRM - Flood Insurance Rate Map
GAR - Governor's Authorized Representative
HUD - Department of Housing and Urban Development
ICS - Incident Command System
INF - Immediate Needs Funding
JFO - Joint Field Office
NEPA - National Environmental Policy Act
NFIP - National Flood Insurance Program
NHPA - National Historic Preservation Act
NMFS - National Marine Fisheries Service
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NRCS - Natural Resources Conservation Service
OCC - FEMA's Office of Chief Counsel
PA - Public Assistance
PDA - Preliminary Damage Assessment
PL - Public Law
PNP - Private Nonprofit
PW - Project Worksheet
RA - Regional Administrator (FEMA)
SBA - Small Business Administration
SCO - State Coordinating Officer
SHPO - State Historic Preservation Officer
SMD - State Management of Disasters
SOP - Standard Operating Procedure
THPO - Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
USACE - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
USFWS - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


June 2007
This guide describes FEMA's Public Assistance Program's basic provisions and application procedures. Because this document is not exhaustive and the provisions are subject to modification, the information contained herein should be verified with FEMA PA Program officials before becoming the basis for decision making.

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06/15/2012 - 09:35
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