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FEMA Public Assistance Policy Archives

This page includes archived Public Assistance (PA) policies that have been superseded. Archived policy documents provide the date of publication and the date the policy was superseded. 

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Icon for file of type application/pdfPA Archived 9500 Series Policy Documents 1998-2015

This document consolidates all previously published Public Assistance 9500 Series policy and guidance documents from 1998 through 2015. This includes 9500 series policies, policy and guidance memos, and fact sheets. The majority of these policy and guidance documents have been superseded by the Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide first published on January 1, 2016. Effective dates are provided for each individual document, and each document is watermarked to indicate its status, primarily "Archived" for most documents. This consolidated document replaces all previously published 9500 series documents. The only exception to this is the 9570 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) which remain in effect and are available at

7.61MJanuary 1, 2017
Icon for file of type application/pdfPA Minimum Standards Policy [ARCHIVED]

The purpose of the policy is to establish minimum standards for Public Assistance projects to promote resiliency and achieve risk reduction under the authority of the Stafford Act §§ 323 and 406(e) (42 U.S.C. §§ 5165a and 5172) and 44 CFR § 206, subpart M. This policy was published on September 30, 2016. It was superseded by Version 2 of the Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide published on April 1, 2017.

0.77MSeptember 30, 2016