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OpenFEMA Dataset: Public Assistance Funded Projects Summaries - V1

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

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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.

This dataset lists all public assistance recipients (sub-grantees) and a summary of the funded program support. 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.

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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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:
stateStatestringThe name of a U.S. state or territory
countyCountystringThe name of a U.S. county, parish, borough, independent city or other political subdivision of a U.S. state or territory
applicantNameApplicant NamestringName of the entity requesting Public Assistance grant funding. (Eligible Public Assistance applicants are sub-grantees)
educationApplicantEducation ApplicantbooleanDenotes whether the applicant's primary function is educational; derived field based on suite of keywords in applicant name
numberOfProjectsNumber Of ProjectsnumberNumber of funded Project Worksheets associated with the applicant under the specified declaration
federalObligatedAmountFederal Obligated AmountnumberThe Public Assistance grant funding available in dollars to the grantee (State), for sub-grantee approved Project Worksheets.
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
Last Updated: 
11/21/2019 - 14:04