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Public Assistance Alternative Procedures (PAAP) Archives

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provides all previous guidance for the Public Assistance Alternative Procedures (PAAP) Pilot Program that has been superseded by current guidance.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

Current guidance for the PAAP Pilot Program for Debris Removal is located at www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/167472. Current guidance for the PAAP Pilot Program for Permanent Work is locatedat www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/162756. Current guidance for the PAAP Pilot Program for Direct Administrative Costs is located at www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/153582.

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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Icon for file of type application/pdfPAAP 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 Version 6.1 superseded the previous version published on June 28, 2017. This version has been archived and was superseded by Version 7 published on June 28, 2019 which is located at www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/167472.

0.55MJune 28, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfPAAP 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 Version 5 superseded the previous version published on June 28, 2016. This version has been archived and was superseded by Version 6.1 published on June 28, 2018 which is located on this page.

0.74MJune 28, 2017
Icon for file of type application/pdfPAAP 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 Version 4 superseded the previous version published on June 28, 2015.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.

0.83MJune 28, 2016
Icon for file of type application/pdfPAAP 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.

0.81MJune 28, 2015
Icon for file of type application/pdfPAAP Pilot Guide for Permanent Work (Version 3) - ARCHIVED

This document provides guidance to FEMA, recipients, and subrecipients for implementing the alternative procedures for permanent work. Version 3 of the guide 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. Version 4 is located on the PAAP for Permanent Work page on the FEMA website at www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/162756. 

0.18MMarch 29, 2016
Icon for file of type application/pdfPAAP 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.

0.84MDecember 19, 2013
Icon for file of type application/pdfPAAP 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.

0.78MMay 20, 2013
Icon for file of type application/pdfPAAP 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.

0.88MMay 20, 2013
Icon for file of type application/pdfPAAP Pilot Policy for Direct Administrative Costs (Version 1) - ARCHIVED

Version 1 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 which is located at www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/153582. Version 1.1 is applicable for all incidents declared on or after August 25, 2017.

0.67MOctober 25, 2017