Public Assistance Resource Library

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 –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.

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COVID-19 Legal Responsibility for Eligible Work

The purpose of this memorandum is to address FEMA’s allowance of retroactive agreements under the Public Assistance (PA) Program when necessary to carry out eligible Emergency Protective Measures (EPMs), specifically for COVID-19 nationwide emergency and major disaster declarations. This memorandum applies to all major disaster and emergency declarations for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 Patient Care Revenue Duplication of Benefits

This guidance is intended to assist Recipients and Subrecipients who are also billing for medical services which are paid partially or fully by FEMA Assistance with identifying duplications and taking a project reduction. If you have questions on the document or the process, please email them to

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Test-to-Treat Initiative Fact Sheet

The Test-to-Treat initiative, released as part of the White House updated National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, makes it easier for people at high risk of severe disease to access COVID-19 oral antiviral treatments quickly. It also addresses the FEMA Public Assistance role in continuing to support in the fight against COVID-19 by offering funding through the Public Assistance Program with guidance regarding eligible work and costs for state, local, tribal nation, and territorial (SLTT) government entities related to establishing and operating Test-to-Treat sites.

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Air Disinfection Eligibility Under FEMA’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Safe Opening and Operation Work Eligible for Public Assistance (Interim) Policy Memorandum

This memo provides clarifying guidance that air disinfection may be eligible in accordance with the Safe Opening and Operating Policy under the category of cleaning and disinfecting for all COVID-19 declared incidents.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Public Assistance Programmatic Deadlines Policy

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Public Assistance Programmatic Deadlines, FEMA Policy # 104-22-0002 establishes PA programmatic deadlines across all COVID-19 emergency and major disaster declarations and describes application of the 100% and 90% federal cost shares. Appendix A includes a table of the programmatic deadlines established in this policy.

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

This document provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about disposition requirements for equipment and supplies for all emergency and major disaster declarations for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This document applies to all FEMA projects funded under a COVID-19 emergency or major disaster declaration.

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COVID-19 Public Assistance Progress, Success, and Next Steps Presentation

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COVID-19 Public Assistance Implementation – Progress, Success and Next Steps

This memo provides guidance on deadlines for submitting Request for Public Assistance (RPA) and an interim deadline to submit claims related to COVID-19 declared incidents.

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Guidance on COVID-19 Requests for Public Assistance and Project Applications