The mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program is to provide assistance to State, Tribal and local governments, and certain types of Private Nonprofit organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President.
Through the PA Program, FEMA provides supplemental Federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain Private Non-Profit (PNP) organizations. The PA Program also encourages protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process.
The Federal share of assistance is not less than 75% of the eligible cost for emergency measures and permanent restoration. The grantee (usually the State) determines how the non-Federal share (up to 25%) is split with the subgrantees (eligible applicants).
Eligibility - Overview of eligibility criteria and definitions
Roles and Responsibilities - Information on the duties of Federal, State, and local partners
Public Assistance Grant Program Process - Step by step description of the PA grant life cycle
Policy and Guidance - 9500 series policies and other publications
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Top 10 questions pertaining to the Public Assistance Program
Resources and Tools - Appeal database, equipment rates, cost estimating format, performance goals, funding trends, and other resources
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Public Assistance Division
500 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20472
Telephone: (202) 646-3834