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Policy, Guidance and Fact Sheets

Fire Management Assistance

Public Assistance

Non-Profits

Other Policy and Guidance

This page contains information about policies, guidance, and publications of the FEMA Public Assistance Program, including the FEMA Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide.

Debris Monitoring Guide for Public Comment and Comment Matrix

The 2020 Debris Monitoring Guide is available for public comment from August 3, 2020 through September 17, 2020. Please use the accompanying Debris Monitoring Guide Public Comment Matrix for providing feedback on the current draft 2020 Debris Monitoring Guide and submit the matrix to FEMA-Recovery-PA-Policy@fema.dhs.gov no later than September 17, 2020. Note that this guide is also being released simultaneously as interim guidance during the public comment period.

FEMA Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide (PAPPG)

The PA Policy and Program Guide (PAPPG) is a comprehensive, consolidated program and policy document for the Public Assistance Program. Additional guidance is provided below. Version 4 of the PAPPG is applicable to emergencies and major disasters declared on or after June 1, 2020. The previous version, Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide (Version 3.1), applies to all emergencies and major disasters declared from August 23, 2017 through May 31, 2020.

Private Non-Profit Organizations

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Public Assistance Fact Sheet: Private Nonprofit Houses of Worship
Since January 2018, PNP house of worship (HOW) have been able to apply for disaster assistance as community centers, regardless of their secular or religious nature. As long as they are open to the public like any other community center, they are eligible for the same aid funding as any other community center. This document describes the types of assistance HOWs can receive from FEMA.

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Last updated Aug 7, 2020

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