OpenFEMA Dataset: Public Assistance (PA) Funded Projects Details

Version: 1
Last Data Refresh: 07-20-2020
Entity Name PublicAssistanceFundedProjectsDetails
API Endpoint
Program URL
Keywords public, assistance, mitigation, grants, sub-grantee, applicant, disaster, hazard


The Public Assistance Funded Projects Details dataset contains obligated (financial obligation to grantee) Public Assistance projects, lists public assistance recipients designated as applicants in the data, and a list of every funded, individual project, called project worksheets. Open projects still under pre-obligation processing are not represented.

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 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.

This is raw, unedited data from FEMA's National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS) and as such is subject to a small percentage of human error. The financial information is derived from NEMIS and not FEMA's official financial systems, and 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.

The data has been incorporated into a graphic visualization at Public Assistance Program Summary of Obligations: Questions pertaining to the data visualizations should be addressed to

If you have media inquiries about this dataset please email the FEMA News Desk or call (202) 646-3272. For inquiries about FEMA's data and Open government program please contact the OpenFEMA team via email

Full Data

Format Address Record Count Approximate File Size
csv Link to csv 714261 medium (50MB - 500MB)
json Link to json 714261 large (500MB - 10GB)
jsona Link to jsona 714261 large (500MB - 10GB)

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 no
pwNumber Project Worksheet Number
Sequentially assigned number used to identify a unique project no
applicationTitle Application Title
Standard, non-unique (free form text) application title no
state State
The name of a U.S. state or territory no
damageCategory Damage Category
The category code of the damage location no
federalShareObligated Federal Share Obligated
The Public Assistance grant funding available to the grantee (State) in dollars, for sub-grantee's approved Project Worksheets no
lastRefresh Last Refresh
Date the record was last updated in the API data store no
id ID
Unique ID assigned to the record no
hash Hash
MD5 Hash of the fields and values of the record no
damageCategoryCode Damage Category Code
Code representing the type of work eligible for reimbursement through a Public Assistance grant; for a full listing of each category please go to /government/grant/pa/re_categories.shtm no
projectSize Project Size
Projects are designated as Large or Small, which can affect a number of variables in case management (processing). Project size is determined by the eligible amount as set in the damage survey no
projectAmount Project Amount
The estimated total cost of the Public Assistance grant project in dollars, without administrative costs. This amount is based on the damage survey no
totalObligated Total Obligated
The federal share of the Public Assistance grant eligible project amount in dollars, plus grantee (State) and sub-grantee (applicant) administrative costs. The federal share is typically 75% of the total cost of the project no
stateCode State Code
Two-character unique identifier for a U.S. state or territory no
countyCode County Code
Unique identifier for a U.S. county; typically, this identifier makes up the last three digits of a five digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Code no
stateNumberCode State Number Code
Unique identifier for a U.S. state or territory; this identifier makes up the first two digits of a five digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Code no
dcc Damage Category Code
Damage category code no
applicantId Applicant ID
Unique Public Assistance applicant identification number no
county County
The name of a U.S. county, parish, borough, independent city or other political subdivision of a U.S. state or territory no
declarationDate Declaration Date
Date the disaster was declared no
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: no
obligatedDate Obligated Date
Date the grant was obligated no

See Also

Access the metadata API calls for additional information:

Last updated July 20, 2020