Public Assistance Grant Program
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
except state-observed holidays
Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security
Indiana Government Center-South, Room E208
302 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739
The Public Assistance Grant Program team conducted applicant briefing webinars specific to the COVID-19 declaration (DR-4515) on May 11, 12 and 14. A recorded (downloadable) version is now available online.
COVID-19 Helpful Websites
- FEMA Public Assistance Grants Portal How-To Videos
- Governor's Newsroom
- Governor's Executive Orders
- Summary of Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Congress)
Note (5/28/20): The deadline for RPA submissions for the COVID-19 declaration has been extended again. The new deadline is June 30. Contact email@example.com with questions about the submission process.
- Indiana's emergency declaration is now Disaster Declaration DR-4515 (4/8/20)
- Note: The RPA deadline has been extended again, to June 30.
- Presidential Disaster Declaration for Indiana (4/3/20)
Visit the Emergency Management page for COVID-19 emergency management FAQs and recent updates for EMAs.
About the Public Assistance Grant Program
The mission of Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program is to provide assistance to state, tribal and local governments, and private non-profit organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from man-made or natural disasters or emergencies declared by the President. Through the PA Program, FEMA provides supplemental Federal disaster grant assistance to include debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly-owned/eligible private non-profit facilities.
Information and resources found below provide details regarding the Public Assistance Grant Program. IDHS, as the recipient of federal funds, administers the Federal Emergency Management Agency program to statewide applicants (sub-recipients) for infrastructure and essential services damage.
The PA Program also encourages protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process. Reimbursements through the PA grant program are subject to a 75 percent cost share.
Home owners, renters, or private business owners looking for assistance should proceed to the Individual Assistance Program webpage for guidance.