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Archives: Public Assistance Alternative Procedures (PAAP)

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page provides all previous guidance for the Public Assistance Alternative Procedures (PAAP) Pilot Program that has been superseded by current guidance.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.

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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.

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PAAP Pilot Guide for Debris Removal (Version 1) – ARCHIVED

Version 1 is applicable to all incidents declared from June 28, 2013 through June 26, 2014. Version 1 has been archived and was superseded by Version 2 published on June 27, 2014.

PAAP Pilot Guide for Debris Removal (Version 2) – ARCHIVED

Version 2 is applicable to all incidents declared from June 27, 2014 through June 27, 2015. Version 2 superseded the previous version published on June 28, 2013. Version 2 has been archived and was superseded by Version 3 published on June 28, 2015.

PAAP Pilot Guide for Debris Removal (Version 3) - ARCHIVED

Version 3 is applicable to all incidents declared from June 28, 2015 through June 27, 2016. Version 3 superseded the previous version published on June 28, 2014. Version 3 has been archived and was superseded by Version 4 published on June 28, 2016.

PAAP Pilot Guide for Debris Removal (Version 6.1) – ARCHIVED

Version 6.1 is applicable to all incidents declared from June 28, 2018 through June 27, 2019. Version 6.1 superseded the previous version published on June 28, 2017. Version 6.1 has been archived and was superseded by Version 7 published on June 28, 2019.

PAAP Pilot Guide for Debris Removal (Version 5) - ARCHIVED

Version 5 is applicable to all incidents declared from June 28, 2017 through June 27, 2018. Version 5 superseded the previous version published on June 28, 2016. This version has been archived and was superseded by Version 6.1 published on June 28, 2018 which is located on this page.

PAAP Pilot Guide for Debris Removal (Version 4) - ARCHIVED

Version 4 is applicable to all incidents declared from June 28, 2016 through June 27, 2017. Version 4 superseded the previous version published on June 28, 2015. This version has been archived and was superseded by Version 5 published on June 28, 2017.

PAAP Pilot Guide for Debris Removal (Version 7) – ARCHIVED

Version 7 is applicable to all incidents declared from June 28, 2019 through May 31, 2020. Version 7 has been archived and was superseded by PAPPG V4, published on June 1, 2020.

PAAP Pilot Guide for Permanent Work (Version 4) - ARCHIVED

Version 4 is applicable to all disasters declared between August 29, 2019 and May 31, 2020. It was superseded by PAPPG V4, published on June 1, 2020.

PAAP Pilot Guide for Permanent Work (Version 3) - ARCHIVED

Version 3 is applicable to all disasters declared between March 29, 2016 and August 28, 2019. It was superseded by Version 4 published on August 29, 2019.

PAAP Pilot Guide for Permanent Work (Version 2) - ARCHIVED

Version 2 is applicable to all incidents declared from December 19, 2013 through March 28, 2016. Version 2 superseded the previous version published on May 20, 2013. This version has been archived and was superseded by Version 3 published on March 29, 2016 which is located at www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/162756.

PAAP Pilot Guide for Permanent Work (Version 1) - ARCHIVED

Version 1 is applicable to all incidents declared from May 20, 2013 through December 18, 2013. This version has been archived and was superseded by Version 2 published on December 19, 2013.

PAAP Permanent Work SOP (2013) - ARCHIVED

This SOP was archived on August 29, 2019 upon release of Version 4 of the Public Assistance Alternative Procedures for Permanent Work Pilot Policy.

PAAP Pilot Policy for Direct Administrative Costs (Version 1.1) – ARCHIVED

The DAC Pilot formally ended on October 5, 2018. Version 1.1 of the policy was published on June 12, 2018. It was applicable to incidents declared from August 25, 2017 through October 4, 2018. It was archived on October 5, 2018 upon the discontinuation of the pilot.

PAAP Permanent Work Cost Estimate Validation Job Aid (2013) - ARCHIVED

This job aid was superseded by the Public Assistance Reasonable Cost Evaluation Job Aid published on October 13, 2018 which is located on the PA Fact Sheets page at www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/90743.

PAAP Pilot Policy for Direct Administrative Costs (Version 1) - ARCHIVED

The DAC Pilot formally ended on October 5, 2018. Version 1 of the policy was published on October 25, 2017. It was applicable to incidents declared from August 25, 2017 through June 11, 2017. This version has been archived and was superseded by Version 1.1 published on June 12, 2018 and applicable to incidents declared from June 12, 2018 through October 4, 2018.

Last updated July 28, 2020