Public Assistance Resource Library

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The COVID-19 incident period ended on May 11, 2023. FEMA will continue to provide funeral assistance until Sept. 30, 2025, to those who have lost loved ones due to this pandemic.

The Public Assistance Resource Library contains general program and disaster-specific guidance that focuses on restoring public infrastructure for communities affected by major disasters or emergencies.

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Public Assistance Disposition Requirements for Equipment and Supplies Frequently Asked Questions Version 2

This document provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about disposition and disposal requirements for equipment and supplies, and demobilization, including warehousing costs, for all emergency and major disaster declarations for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This document applies to all FEMA Public Assistance (PA) projects funded under a COVID-19 emergency or major disaster declaration, as well as equipment or supplies provided by FEMA as Direct Federal Assistance (DFA).

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Simplifying the Public Assistance Program - Management Costs

In March 2023, FEMA released a Memo “Simplifying the Public Assistance Program - Management Costs” to further streamline Public Assistance as it relates to Management Costs documentation for force account labor.

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Policy Issuance Memo: COVID-19 Public Assistance Programmatic Deadlines

The purpose of this memorandum is to issue FEMA Policy # 104-22-0002: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Public Assistance Programmatic Deadlines (Interim) Version 2.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Public Assistance Programmatic Deadlines (Interim) Version 2

This interim policy supersedes Version 1 of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Public Assistance Programmatic Deadlines released on June 15, 2022 and is applicable to all COVID-19 declarations. Pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), the President issued a nationwide emergency declaration March 13, 2020, and major disaster declarations for the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy applies to the emergency assistance authorized by these declarations.

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FEMA Public Assistance: Category B – Snow Related Activities Fact Sheet

This fact sheet explains the limited financial assistance FEMA provides for snow-related activities for a continuous 48-hour period to address the most critical emergency needs. It provides an overview of eligibility criteria, the specific language which must be included in a related major disaster declaration for snow related activities to be eligible for a specific incident, and references where the reader may find more detailed info in the PA program and Policy Guide.

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Archived: Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Management Costs Frequently Asked Questions

The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Frequently Asked Questions address questions received from stakeholder engagements regarding the implementation of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Management Costs (Interim) Policy #104-11-1 (Interim Policy). This guidance was effective from February 28, 2020 through March 22, 2023.

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Mitigate Disaster Damage with FEMA Public Assistance

If you qualify for repairs through FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Act Section 406, then you may also be eligible for additional funding to protect your facility through PA Mitigation (formerly referred to as 406 Mitigation).

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Public Assistance Wildfire Policy Guidance Memorandum

This memorandum is in response to recommendations from the National Emergency Managers Association (NEMA) and discussions held during the FEMA’s April 2022 Wildfire Summit.

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Public Assistance Simplified Procedures Policy Webinar - Frequently Asked Questions

Explains the updated Public Assistance (PA) Simplified Procedures policy. The policy simplifies implementation of the Public Assistance program to support rapid recovery for applicants.

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COVID-19 –Incident Period Closure, Public Assistance Emergency Work Deadline, and Resulting Program Guidance

On January 30, 2023, the President informed Congress that the national emergency and public health emergency declarations would conclude simultaneously on May 11, 2023.

In recognition of the progress made in responding to the pandemic, FEMA announced on February 10, 2023, the closure of the incident period for all COVID-19 emergency and major disaster declarations under the Stafford Act. This notification was made via the publication of a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to 44 C.F.R. 206.32(f) and closes the incident period effective May 11, 2023, coinciding with the end of the public health emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic. FEMA’s closure of the incident period for Public Assistance emergency work does not affect FEMA’s ongoing COVID-19 funeral assistance. FEMA will continue to provide this assistance until Sept. 30, 2025.