Public Assistance Resource Library

The Public Assistance Resource Library contains general program and disaster-specific guidance that focuses on restoring public infrastructure for communities affected by major disasters or emergencies.

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  • Topic: Cost Evaluations, private nonprofits, emergency protective measures, etc.
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Public Assistance: Private Nonprofit Eligibility Factsheet

This fact sheet provides guidance for determining the eligibility of PNP applicants, including Houses of Worship (HOWs), and work performed in accordance with emergency and major disaster declarations.

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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.

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Public Assistance Program Delivery Guide Operational Draft

Public Assistance Program Delivery Guide Operational Draft

The Public Assistance Program Delivery Guide 89 (Operational Draft) describes how the Federal 90 Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 91 implements the Public Assistance (PA) Program. 92 The guide builds on the principles in the Incident 93 Management and Support Keystone (IMSK) and 94 the Recovery Operations Support Manual 95 (ROSM), and this guide establishes the 96 framework for Applicant-driven, state-led, and 97 federally supported delivery of PA. The PA 98 Program Delivery Guide defines objectives and 99 indicators of successful program delivery, along 100 with Applicant, Recipient, and FEMA roles and 101 responsibilities. This guide is an operational 102 draft and describes the program as it is 103 intended to be delivered. In some cases, current 104 roles or organizational structures may vary from the framework in this guide.

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Public Assistance Program Delivery Guide Executive Summary

Public Assistance Program Delivery Guide Executive Summary
The Public Assistance Program Delivery Guide operational draft describes how the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) implements the Public Assistance (PA) Program. Building on the principles in the Incident Management and Support Keystone (IMSK) and the Recovery Operations Support Manual (ROSM), this guide establishes the framework for Applicant-driven, state-led, and federally supported delivery of PA.

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Partial Implementation of the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard for Public Assistance (Interim)

The policy establishes requirements for elevating and floodproofing structures funded under the Public Assistance program.

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Public Assistance Arbitration Process Map

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Public Assistance Appeals and Arbitration Policy

The policy mandates that for incidents declared on or after January 1, 2022, applicants and recipients must submit appeals electronically through FEMA’s Grants Portal and clarifies the applicants right to arbitration. The policy clarifies requirements for Public Assistance Appeals and Audits under Stafford Act Section 403 and 44 C.F.R. 206.206.

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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).

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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.

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Guidance on COVID-19 Requests for Public Assistance and Project Applications