OpenFEMA Dataset: Public Assistance Funded Project Summaries - v1

Version: 1
Last Data Refresh: 05-28-2024
Entity Name PublicAssistanceFundedProjectsSummaries
API Endpoint
Update Frequency R/P1D
Program URL
Category Public Assistance
Keywords public


FEMA provides supplemental Federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain Private Non-Profit (PNP) organizations through the Public Assistance (PA) Program (CDFA Number 97.036). The PA Program also encourages protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process (see FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grants Sections 404 and 406:

This dataset lists all public assistance applicants (subrecipients) and a summary of the funded program support. This is raw, unedited data from FEMA's Emergency Management Mission Integrated Environment (EMMIE) and as such is subject to a small percentage of human error. The financial information is derived from EMMIE and not FEMA's official financial systems.

Due to differences in reporting periods, status of obligations, and how business rules are applied, this financial information may differ slightly from official publication on public websites such as; this dataset is not intended to be used for any official federal financial reporting.

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Full Data

Format Address Record Count Approximate File Size
csv Link to csv 184816 small (10MB - 50MB)
json Link to json 184816 medium (50MB - 500MB)
jsona Link to jsona 184816 medium (50MB - 500MB)
jsonl Link to jsonl 184816 medium (50MB - 500MB)

Data Fields

Name Title Type Description Is Searchable
disasterNumber Disaster Number
Sequentially assigned number used to designate an event or incident declared as a disaster. For more information on the disaster process visit yes
declarationDate Declaration Date
Date the disaster was declared yes
incidentType Incident Type
Type of incident such as fire or flood. The incident type will affect the types of assistance available. For more information on incident types, please visit: yes
state State
The name of a U.S. state or territory yes
county County
The name of a U.S. county, parish, borough, independent city or other political subdivision of a U.S. state or territory yes
applicantName Applicant Name
Name of the entity requesting Public Assistance grant funding. (Eligible Public Assistance applicants are sub-grantees) yes
educationApplicant Education Applicant
Denotes whether the applicant's primary function is educational; derived field based on suite of keywords in applicant name yes
numberOfProjects Number Of Projects
Number of funded Project Worksheets associated with the applicant under the specified declaration yes
federalObligatedAmount Federal Obligated Amount
The Public Assistance grant funding available in dollars to the grantee (State), for sub-grantee approved Project Worksheets. yes
lastRefresh Last Refresh
Date the record was last updated in the API data store yes
hash Hash
MD5 Hash of the fields and values of the record no
id ID
Unique ID assigned to the record yes

See Also

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