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Other Public Assistance Policies and Guidance

This page contains Public Assistance policy and guidance in addition to the Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide located at Additional policy information, including disaster-specific guidance and policy archives, is available on the Public Assistance Policy and Guidance home page at

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Icon for file of type application/pdfState-Led Public Assistance Guide

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) State-Led Public Assistance Guide provides clear and streamlined guidance on the processes, resources, and capabilities required for Recipients to lead Public Assistance (PA) operations. This guidance outlines the process for Recipients and FEMA to determine if and under what conditions Recipients may elect to perform certain PA disaster grant functions.

1.23MFebruary 1, 2019
Icon for file of type application/pdfPublic Assistance Donated Resources Policy

The language in this policy document supersedes the language in Chapter 2:V.L of the Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide (PAPPG) Version 3.1. It authorizes Applicants to apply the value of donated resources used during the performance of eligible Permanent Work toward the non-Federal cost share of its eligible Permanent Work projects. This policy is retro-active to disasters declared on or after August 23, 2017.

0.26MJune 25, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfPublic Assistance Policy on Stafford Act Section 705

This policy clarifies FEMA’s requirements under Section 705 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, and establishes the guidelines to determine whether Section 705 applies, prohibiting FEMA from recovering payments made under the Public Assistance Program.

0.34MMarch 31, 2016
Icon for file of type application/pdfPublic Assistance Policy on Insurance

This policy guides decision making and interprets statutes and regulations related to insurance requirements under FEMA's Public Assistance program.

0.29MJune 29, 2015
Icon for file of type application/pdfContaminated Debris MOU: FEMA, EPA, and USACE

This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) defines the roles and responsibilities of FEMA, EPA, and USACE engaged in contaminated debris missions, and ensures proper management and coordination through the mission assignment process.

3.96MSeptember 7, 2010
Icon for file of type application/pdf9523.8 Mission Assignments for ESF-10

The attached memorandum is being numbered as part of the FEMA Public Assistance Program 9500 policy series. It states the policy that FEMA and EPA have agreed to in regard to funding Mission Assignments for ESF #10 activities in major disasters and emergencies. It clarifies policy that is currently in place in the form of a policy memorandum.

0.11MJune 4, 2001