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OpenFEMA Dataset: Public Assistance Applicants - V1

This page documents the metadata for the Public Assistance Applicants API data feed.

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This dataset lists summarized Applicant (sub-grantee) information that supplements the 'Public Assistance Funded Projects Detail' dataset.

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.

Any financial information is derived from NEMIS 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.

This dataset is not intended to be an official federal report, and should not be considered an official federal report.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Citation: The agency's preferred citation for each dataset is included in its metadata. Users should also cite the date that data was accessed or retrieved from and/or Finally, users must clearly state that 'FEMA and the Federal Government cannot vouch for the data or analyses derived from these data after the data have been retrieved from the Agency's website(s) and/or'

This is not intended to be an official report.

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



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public, assistance, grant, applicant, grantee, fund, projects fema, nemis, mitigation, fema

Data Fields

disasterNumberDisaster NumbernumberSequentially assigned number used to designate an event or incident declared as a disaster. For more information on the disaster process,
applicantIdApplicant IdstringUnique Public Assistance applicant identification number
stateStatestringThe name or phrase describing the U.S. state, district, or territory
applicantNameApplicant NamestringName of the entity requesting Public Assistance Grant funding. (Eligible Public Assistance applicants are subgrantees)
addressLine1Address Line 1stringA location at which a particular organization is found, Line 1; Applicant in this dataset
addressLine2Address Line 2stringA location at which a particular organization is found, Line 2; Applicant in this dataset
cityCity NamestringA center of population; Applicant in this dataset
zipCodeZip CodestringUnique geographical identifier for a U.S. postal address; Applicant in this dataset
hashHashstringMD5 Hash of the fields and values of the record
lastRefreshLast RefreshdateDate the record was last updated in the API data store
idIDstringUnique ID assigned to the record
Last Updated: 
11/21/2019 - 14:02