Public Assistance Fact Sheets, Job Aids, and FAQs

Public Assistance (PA) fact sheets, job aids, and frequently asked questions (FAQs) provide general overviews of the PA process and program eligibility.

Public Housing Agency: Applying for FEMA Public Assistance Factsheet

This fact sheet outlines the process Public Housing Agency (PHA) Applicants should follow to apply for FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program. PHAs applying for PA should coordinate closely with their state, local, tribal, or territorial officials.

Public Assistance Overview Fact Sheet

Public Assistance (PA) fact sheets provide general overviews of the PA process and program eligibility.

Completing and Submitting Streamlined Project Applications Applicant and Requirement Information

This document provides step-by-step guidance for Applicants and Recipients on completing, submitting, and tracking streamlined Project Applications.

Grants Portal Account and Request for Public Assistance Applicant Quick Guide

Public Assistance Arbitration Fact Sheet

This Fact Sheet explains how certain applicants for FEMA Public Assistance may request arbitration with the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA).

Public Assistance Private Nonprofit Houses of Worship Factsheet

Public Assistance Disaster Recovery Reform Act Fact Sheet

On October 5, 2018, the President signed the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) of 2018 into law as part of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018. This Fact Sheet describes DRRA changes to the Public Assistance Program under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

Public Assistance Appeals Fact Sheet

A general overview of the Appeals Process for the Public Assistance Program may be downloaded from the link below. The Public Assistance Program is a FEMA program activated following a Stafford Act Disaster Declaration. Recipients and sub-recipients are given two opportunities to appeal any determination made on their application or provision of assistance.

Public Assistance Building Back Better Fact Sheet

This fact sheet focuses on all of the different ways PA funding can be used to reduce risk and increase resiliency.

Public Assistance Delivery Model Fact Sheet

An overview of PA's improved grant delivery process.

Public Assistance Grants Manager and Grants Portal Tool Fact Sheet

An overview of the new information-technology tool used to process Public Assistance grant applications.

Public Assistance Management Costs Interim Policy Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides an overview of the PA Management Costs Interim Policy that implements Section 1215 of the DRRA.

Public Assistance Reasonable Cost Evaluation Job Aid

This Job Aid supersedes FEMA’s Public Assistance Alternative Procedures Pilot Program Validation of Subgrantee-Provided Cost Estimates Job Aid, dated May 20, 2013. It provides uniform guidance to FEMA personnel on evaluating cost reasonableness for Federal funds expended by non-Federal entities under the PA Program.

Public Assistance Debris Removal Tips Fact Sheet

Public Assistance Debris Removal Tips Fact Sheet

Public Assistance Private Property Debris Removal (PPDR) Fact Sheet

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide key information to consider when planning for debris removal on private property. Private property debris removal (PPDR) is generally not eligible for reimbursement under the PA Program. However, when debris on private property is so widespread that it threatens public health and safety or economic recovery of a community, FEMA may provide PA funding for debris removal from private property.

Public Assistance Contracting Requirements Checklist Fact Sheet

The purpose of this Fact Sheet is to provide Public Assistance applicants with key information they need to consider when using contracted resources.

Public Assistance Purchasing Goods or Services through Cooperative Programs Fact Sheet

Last updated September 8, 2022