This page provides all previous guidance for the Public Assistance Alternative Procedures (PAAP) Pilot Program that has been superseded by current guidance. Please see the version of the PAAP Pilot Guide that is applicable to the date of the declaration.
On January 29, 2013, President Obama signed into law the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act (SRIA) of 2013 (P.L. 113-2). This law amends Title IV of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) (Stafford Act). Specifically, the law adds Section 428, which authorizes alternative procedures for the Public Assistance (PA) Program under sections 403(a)(3)(A), 406, 407 and 502(a)(5) of the Stafford Act. It also authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to implement the alternative procedures through a pilot program.