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Archives: FEMA Public Assistance Policy

This page includes archived Public Assistance (PA) policies that have been superseded. Archived policy documents provide the date of publication and the date the policy was superseded. 

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PA Archived 9500 Series (1998-2015)

This document consolidates previously published Public Assistance 9500 Series policy and guidance documents from 1998 through 2015. The majority of these policy and guidance documents have been superseded by the Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide first published on January 1, 2016.

PA Minimum Standards Policy - ARCHIVED

This policy was published on September 30, 2016. It was superseded by Version 2 of the Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide published on April 1, 2017.

Donated Resources Policy - ARCHIVED

This policy was published on June 25, 2018 and superseded on June 1, 2020.

PA Reasonable Cost Evaluation Job Aid

Cost eligibility is a basic component of PA Program eligibility, and in order for a cost to be considered allowable, it must be necessary and reasonable to accomplish the work properly and efficiently.1 FEMA evaluates cost reasonableness for all projects.

PA Fact Sheet: Private Property Debris Removal - ARCHIVED

This fact sheet was published on August 29, 2019 and superseded on June 1, 2020.

PA Fact Sheet: Contracting Requirements Checklist - ARCHIVED

This fact sheet was published on October 10, 2018 and superseded on June 1, 2020.

PA Fact Sheet: Exigent and Emergency Circumstances Procurement - ARCHIVED

This fact sheet was published on January 18, 2018 and superseded on June 1, 2020.

PA Fact Sheet: Purchasing Goods and Services through Cooperative Purchasing Programs - ARCHIVED

This fact sheet was published on September 18, 2018 and superseded on June 1, 2020.

Policy Memos Superseded by PAPPG V4

This document includes four Public Assistance policy memorandums that were superseded by Version 4 of the Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide (PAPPG), published on June 1, 2020. The four memos and release dates are as follows: FEMA Public Assistance Eligibility of Private Nonprofit Elementary and Secondary Schools (April 11, 2018); Policy Clarification for Public Assistance Hydrologic and Hydraulic Study Requirements for Drainage Structures and Culverts (July 9, 2018); FEMA Public Assistance Repair Versus Replacement Policy Clarification (March 15, 2019); and FEMA’s Approved Cost Estimating Methodology (March 15, 2019).

Policy: Implementing Section 20601 of the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act Through the Public Assistance Program

The purpose of this policy is to define the framework, policy details, and requirements for this special BBA authority and ensure consistent and appropriate implementation.

PA Interim Guidance on 2 CFR Part 200 - ARCHIVED

This interim guidance was published on December 26, 2014 and superseded on June 1, 2020.

PA Grant Closeout SOP (9570.14) - ARCHIVED

This SOP was published on December 1, 2013 and superseded on June 1, 2020.

Last updated July 28, 2020