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Public Assistance: Policy and Guidance

This section of the site contains information about policy and guidance on the FEMA Public Assistance Program. This page provides access to the FEMA Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide as well as other Public Assistance Program policies, guidance, and publications.

FEMA Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide (PAPPG)

The PAPPG is a comprehensive, consolidated program and policy document for the Public Assistance Program. Version 3.1 of the PAPPG supersedes all previous publications and the majority of previous policies. Any policy or guidance document not superseded by the PAPPG is provided below. Version 3.1 of the PAPPG is applicable for disasters declared on or after August 23, 2017. Previous versions of the PAPPG are also available on the PAPPG page.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Other FEMA PA Policy and Guidance

Archived PA Policies and Publications

Public Assistance Procurement and Contracting Resources

If you are a state, tribe, local government or private non-profit seeking reimbursement from FEMA for Public Assistance work, then there are federal procurement requirements that you must adhere to when contracting for the completion of that work.

2005 Hurricane Public Assistance Information

2012 Hurricane Sandy Recovery Program Guidance Information

2017 Hurricane Recovery Program Guidance Information

2018 Hurricane Recovery Program Guidance Information


Last Updated: 
11/16/2018 - 14:00