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Policy, Guidance, and Fact Sheets

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 PA Policy and Program Guide (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 Any policy or guidance document not superseded by the PAPPG is provided below.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.

Interim Policy and Guidance

Policy and Publication Archives

The PA Policy and Program Guide (PAPPG) supersedes the vast majority of 9500 series policies. However, some PA Standard Operating Procedures (9570 series) and a few fact sheets (9580 series) have not been superseded by the PAPPG and are included in the list below.

Individual policy documents from the PA 9500 series that have been superseded by the PAPPG are located in the PA Policy Archives and are listed below.

The publications listed below have also been superseded by the PAPPG, but some information contained in the archived publications may be applicable to disasters declared prior to January 01, 2016. 

For questions or comments, please contact the PA Policy and Regulations Branch at

9500 Series Archives - Standard Operating Procedures, Job Aids, and Fact Sheets

PA Policy Archives

PA Publications

Public Assistance Fact Sheets

2005 Hurricane Public Assistance Information

2012 Hurricane Sandy Recovery Program Guidance Information

2017 Hurricane Recovery Program Guidance Information

2018 Hurricane Recovery Program Guidance Information

2019 State-Led Public Assistance Guide

Other FEMA PA Policy and Guidance

Last Updated: 
05/23/2019 - 09:43