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OpenFEMA Dataset: Public Assistance Funded Projects Details - V1

This page documents the metadata for the Public Assistance (PA) Funded Projects Details API data feed.

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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.

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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Data Fields

disasterNumberDisaster NumbernumberSequentially assigned number used to designate an event or incident declared as a disaster. For more information on the disaster process visit
declarationDateDeclaration DatedateDate the disaster was declared
incidentTypeIncident TypestringType 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:
pwNumberProject Worksheet NumbernumberSequentially assigned number used to identify a unique project
applicationTitleApplication TitlestringStandard, non-unique (free form text) application title
applicantIdApplicant IDstringUnique Public Assistance applicant identification number
damageCategoryCodeDamage Category CodestringCode 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
projectSizeProject SizestringProjects 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
countyCountystringThe name of a U.S. county, parish, borough, independent city or other political subdivision of a U.S. state or territory
countyCodeCounty CodenumberUnique 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
stateStatestringThe name of a U.S. state or territory
stateCodeState CodestringTwo-character unique identifier for a U.S. state or territory
stateNumberCodeState Number CodenumberUnique 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
projectAmountProject AmountnumberThe estimated total cost of the Public Assistance grant project in dollars, without administrative costs. This amount is based on the damage survey
federalShareObligatedFederal Share ObligatednumberThe Public Assistance grant funding available to the grantee (State) in dollars, for sub-grantee's approved Project Worksheets
totalObligatedTotal ObligatednumberThe 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
obligatedDateObligated DatedateDate the grant was obligated
dccDamage Category CodestringDamage category code
damageCategoryDamage CategorystringThe category code of the damage location
lastRefreshLast RefreshdateDate the record was last updated in the API data store
hashHashstringMD5 Hash of the fields and values of the record
idIDstringUnique ID assigned to the record
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02/04/2020 - 12:58