Public Assistance Grant Program
Public Assistance Applicant Briefing for FEMA DR-4173
General Applicant Briefing Information
Public Assistance Program (Infrastructure) Toolbox
Damage Assessment Toolbox
Debris Management Toolbox
Snow Emergency Toolbox
Program Training Briefings
This site has been developed to provide explanations of the actions to be taken by local government and private-non-profit organizations to potentially access emergency or disaster assistance, when needed. It is important that these procedures be followed to obtain federal assistance in a timely and effective manner. To receive Public Assistance Grant local and state governments must be significantly impacted and meet FEMA’s criteria and thresholds.
The mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program is to provide assistance to State, Tribal and local governments, and certain types of Private Nonprofit organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President.
Through the PA Program, 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. The PA Program also encourages protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process.
The Federal share of assistance is not less than 75% of the eligible cost for emergency measures and permanent restoration. The Grantee (usually the State) determines how the non-Federal share (up to 25%) is split with the Sub-grantee (eligible applicants).
The Public Assistance Program Toolbox has been created to identify the sequence of events following a disaster, critical actions that will occur, address the damage assessment process, debris management planning, eligibility issues, and requesting reimbursements for completing project worksheets.
This website has been purposely designed to be copied, distributed, and shared. The Toolbox has not been designed to replace or be used as a substitution for training provided by IDHS Recovery PA, Damage Assessment and Debris Management courses.
If you are a home owner, renter, or private business owner, looking for assistance, please proceed to the Individual Assistance Program for guidance.
What's New in Public Assistance
The following links support the implementation of FEMA's Public Assistance Alternative Procedures Pilot Program for Debris Removal. The Standard Operating Procedures for this program applies to debris removal subgrants in all major disasters and emergencies declared on or after June 28, 2013. The pilot program will remain in place for one year, at which point FEMA will assess the program's effectiveness.
- Public Assistance Pilot Program - Debris Removal Job Aid
- Public Assistance Pilot Program - Debris Removal Standard Operating Procedures
- Public Assistance Pilot Program - Debris Removal FAQs
FEMA Policy and Guidance
- FEMA 321 - PA Policy Digest
- FEMA 322 - PA Guide
- FEMA 323 - Applicant Handbook
- FEMA Schedule of Equipment Rates
- FEMA Mutual Aid Policy
Public Assistance Program Forms
- Request for Public Assistance (RPA)
- Public Assistance Progressive Reimbursement
- Request for Improved Project
- Request for Alternate Project
- Request for Time Extension
- Quarterly Report Form
- The Programmatic Agreement among FEMA, the Indiana State Historic Preservation Office, and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security for all FEMA programs.
- The Programmatic Allowances - Appendix A
- Environmental Requirements
Damage Assessment Process
- 2014 Damage Assessment Checklist
- Applicant Responsibilities in Damage Assessment
- Debris Estimating Guide & Spreadsheet
FEMA Debris Policy & Fact Sheet
Damage Assessment for Public Assistance
iGMS Infrastructure Reporting Tool (How to report infrastructure damage costs into iGMS)
Debris Management Planning
Debris Estimating Techniques
List of scheduled courses
To request a course to be scheduled in your area, please contact Carmen Goodman at firstname.lastname@example.org.