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Understanding the Public Assistance Process Graphic

This graphic explains the public assistance process, with different blocks in a sequence leading to the end of the process. The heading reads: Understanding the Public Assistance Process. The first step reads: State and FEMA work with subrecipient to develop a project. The next step reads: project is reviewed by Environmental and Historic Preservation, Insurance, and Hazard Mitigation (406); the next step: State Reviews the project; the next step readsL FEMA completes the Final Review and awards the project.  The next step reads: State receives federal share (75%) funding from FEMA. The state is responsible for the additional 25%. Next: the State provides funding to the subrecipient (i.e. local community). Then the subrecipient has 18 months to complete the permanent work. After this step, it reads "Project Work is complete," with an arrow to the next steps. The subrecipient notifies the state when work is complete and requests closeout. Next, the state reviews the project. Then FEMA completes the final inspection and closes project. Additional funding is provided by FEMA, if applicable, and the State then receives that funding from FEMA. Lastly, the State provides funding to the subrecipient (i.e. local community).

This graphic explains the Public Aassistance process. The sequence begins with FEMA and the State working with applicants to develop projects following a federal disaster declaration, and ends once the project has been closed and funding has been distributed to the applicant.

Photo by Corey Rigby - Jul 19, 2018
Last Updated: November 2, 2018