Public Assistance Disaster-Specific Guidance - COVID-19 Declarations

This page contains disaster-specific guidance for emergency and major disaster declarations for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Safe Opening and Operation Work Eligible for Public Assistance (Interim), Version 2

This updated interim policy retroactively extends the period of work eligibility to the beginning of the incident period. It also specifies that work conducted from the beginning of the incident period through December 31, 2021 will be reimbursed at a federal cost share of 100 percent. Work conducted after December 31, 2021 will be reimbursed at the federal cost share established at that time.

Temporary Extension of FEMA Policy Emergency Non-Congregate Sheltering During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (Interim) (Version 3), FP 104-009-18

Audit-Related Guidance for Entities Receiving FEMA Public Assistance Funds (Spanish)

Audit-Related Guidance for Entities Receiving FEMA Public Assistance Funds

Public Assistance COVID-19 Medical Care Policy (Version 2)

This policy supersedes the previous version published on May 9, 2020. Version 2 includes provisions for COVID-19 vaccinations and a job aid to assist Recipients and Subrecipients in the equitable allocation of COVID-19 vaccines.

Fact Sheet: Procurement Under Grants: Under Exigent or Emergency Circumstances

FEMA provides financial assistance to states, territories, tribes, local governments, nonprofits, institutions of higher education, and other non-federal entities. All FEMA grant programs are subject to the federal procurement standards found at 2 CFR 200.317 - 200.326. Recognizing that FEMA's recipients and sub-recipients may face exigencies or emergencies when carrying out a FEMA award, this fact sheet provides key information to consider when utilizing contracted resources under exigent or emergency circumstances.

Emergency Non-Congregate Sheltering during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (Version 3)

This policy covers non-congregate sheltering conducted during the COVID-19 public health emergency for non-COVID declarations. This policy is not applicable to COVID-19 declarations.

Eligibility for COVID-19 Policy

National Guard Support for COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Eligible Emergency Protective Measures (Archived)

This fact sheet is only applicable to work performed prior to September 15, 2020

COVID-19 Fact Sheet: ACS Warm Sites

COVID-19 Fact Sheet: Non-Congregate Sheltering Delegation of Authority

COVID-19: Noncongregate Sheltering FAQ

COVID-19 Fact Sheet: Private Nonprofit Organizations

COVID-19 Fact Sheet: Accessible Public Service Announcements Category B: Emergency Protective Measures

COVID-19 Policy: Purchase and Distribution of Food

COVID-19 Fact Sheet: Environmental and Historic Preservation and Emergency Protective Measures

COVID-19 Fact Sheet: Floodplain for Temporary Critical Facilities

COVID Fact Sheet: Coordinating Public Assistance and Other Sources of Federal Funding

For COVID-19, Congress authorized over $3 trillion to multiple federal agencies for them to provide assistance to SLTTs in addressing the effects of this public health emergency pandemic. The extensive COVID-19 authority of other federal agencies in some cases overlaps with FEMA’s authority.

Last updated January 19, 2022