Dauphin and Delaware Counties Approved for Public Assistance

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October 22, 2021

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Delaware and Dauphin counties are now eligible to receive Public Assistance (PA). PA provides funding for repairs of public infrastructure. Federal aid has been granted to augment state and local recovery efforts in the areas damaged by the Remnants of Hurricane Ida. Damage assessments are continuing, and additional counties may be designated at a later date.

The addition of these two counties, brings the total number of counties declared eligible for Public Assistance to 12. Ten (10) counties were previously designated for Public Assistance: Bedford, Bucks, Chester, Fulton, Huntington, Luzerne, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Schuylkill and York.

All seven categories of PA (A-G) are now available to commonwealth and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a 75 percent cost-sharing basis for eligible expenditures in these counties. This may include emergency work, debris removal and repair or replacement of damaged roads, bridges and other elements of infrastructure. Public Assistance funding also covers partial or complete repair of schools and other critical functions such as public water tanks or sewer systems. Projects will be approved only if they are necessary as a direct result of disaster damage during the designated timeframe. 

Below is the list of the categories of work with the Public Assistance Program:

  • Category A: Debris Removal
  • Category B: Emergency Protective Measures
  • Category C: Roads and Bridges
  • Category D: Water Control Facilities
  • Category E: Buildings and Equipment
  • Category F: Utilities
  • Category G: Parks, Recreational Facilities and Other Items

A detailed description of the seven PA categories of work is available online. Visit: https://www.fema.gov/assistance/public/program-overview.

For updates on the Pennsylvania response and recovery, follow the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency on Twitter twitter.com/PEMAHQ and Facebook https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/. Additional information is available at fema.gov/disaster/4618.


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