On January 29, 2013, President Obama signed into law the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013. This law amends Title IV of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.). Specifically, the law adds section 428, which authorizes alternative procedures for the Public Assistance (PA) program under sections 403(a)(3)(A), 406, 407 and 502(a)(5) of the Stafford Act. The alternative procedures authorized under the law pertain to debris removal (emergency work) and repair, restoration, and replacement of disaster-damaged public and private nonprofit facilities (permanent work).
The law identifies these goals for the procedures:
Reducing the costs to the Federal Government of providing Public Assistance.
Increasing flexibility in the administration of such assistance.
Expediting the provision of assistance to a State, tribal or local government, or nonprofit owner or operator of a private nonprofit facility.
Providing financial incentives and disincentives for timely and cost-effective completion of projects with such assistance.
Alternative Procedures Pilot Program Guidance - Archived
Previous guidance for Public Assistance Alternative Procedures (PAAP) Pilot Programs are located here. All PAAP-related guidance has either been superseded by later versions, incorporated into the Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide (PAPPG), or related to a pilot that has been discontinued.