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Public Assistance Fact Sheets, Job Aids, and FAQs

Public Assistance (PA) fact sheets, job aids, and frequently asked questions (FAQs) provide general overviews of the PA process and program eligiblity.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfPublic Assistance Fact Sheet

An overview of the Public Assistance Grant Program.

0.20MOctober 25, 2019
Icon for file of type application/pdfPA Fact Sheet: Disaster Recovery Reform Act

On October 5, 2018, the President signed the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) of 2018 into law as part of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018. This Fact Sheet describes DRRA changes to the Public Assistance Program under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

0.33MAugust 15, 2019
Icon for file of type application/pdfPA Fact Sheet: Building Back Better

This fact sheet focuses on all of the different ways PA funding can be used to reduce risk and increase resiliency.

0.54MMay 31, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfPA Fact Sheet: Public Assistance Delivery Model

An overview of PA's improved grant delivery process.

1.13MAugust 17, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfPA Fact Sheet: Grants Manager and Grants Portal Tool

An overview of the new information-technology tool used to process Public Assistance grant applications.

0.14MNovember 20, 2019
Icon for file of type application/pdfPA Fact Sheet: Elements of a PW (9580.5)

This fact sheet outlines the types of, and order in which, necessary documentation should be compiled to support a Public Assistance Project Worksheet (PW). It is intended to promote consistency in PW preparation by Public Assistance staff nationwide.

1.43MDecember 17, 2005
Icon for file of type application/pdfPA Fact Sheet: Management Costs Interim Policy

This fact sheet provides an overview of the PA Management Costs Interim Policy that implements Section 1215 of the DRRA.

0.28MNovember 15, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfPublic Assistance Reasonable Cost Evaluation Job Aid

This Job Aid supersedes FEMA’s Public Assistance Alternative Procedures Pilot Program Validation of Subgrantee-Provided Cost Estimates Job Aid, dated May 20, 2013. It provides uniform guidance to FEMA personnel on evaluating cost reasonableness for Federal funds expended by non-Federal entities under the PA Program.

0.26MOctober 13, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfPA Fact Sheet: Debris Removal Tips

Public Assistance Debris Removal Tips Fact Sheet

0.16M
Icon for file of type application/pdfPA Fact Sheet: Private Property Debris Removal (PPDR)

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide key information to consider when planning for debris removal on private property. Private property debris removal (PPDR) is generally not eligible for reimbursement under the PA Program. However, when debris on private property is so widespread that it threatens public health and safety or economic recovery of a community, FEMA may provide PA funding for debris removal from private property.

0.21MAugust 29, 2019
Icon for file of type application/pdfEHP Fact Sheet: PA Debris Removal Activities

FEMA’s Public Assistance program awards funds to eligible applicants for debris clearance, removal, and disposal operations. Although FEMA’s statutory exclusions under Section 316 of the Stafford Act exempt most debris removal actions from review by the National Environmental Policy Act, compliance with other laws—such as the Endangered Species Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Clean Air Act, and Clean Water Act—is still required.

0.12MNovember 12, 2012
Icon for file of type application/pdfPA Fact Sheet: Flood Control Works

This Fact Sheet is to inform Public Assistance Applicants of the various Federal agency authorities for flood control works.

0.66MDecember 8, 2017
Icon for file of type application/pdfPA Fact Sheet: Private Nonprofit Houses of Worship

This fact sheet clarifies Public Assistance program eligibility requirements and other considerations for PNP HOW applicants.

0.82MJune 27, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfPA Fact Sheet: Private Nonprofit Houses of Worship (with FAQ)

This fact sheet provides key information about the eligibility of PNP house of worship (HOW) applicants and includes a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section.

0.75MFebruary 15, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfPublic Assistance Contracting Requirements Checklist

The purpose of this Fact Sheet is to provide Public Assistance applicants with key information they need to consider when using contracted resources.

0.62MOctober 10, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfExigent or Emergency Circumstances Procurement for Public Assistance

This Fact Sheet provides key information that non-state applicants need to consider when utilizing contracted resources under exigent or emergency circumstances.

0.19MJanuary 19, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfPurchasing Goods or Services through Cooperative Programs

The purpose of this Fact Sheet is to provide key information regarding the use of cooperative purchasing programs by non-state applicants for procurements above the simplified acquisition threshold.

0.27MSeptember 18, 2018