Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program

FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program provides federal assistance through grants to government organizations and certain private nonprofit organizations following a Presidential disaster declaration to quickly respond and recover from major disasters or emergencies.

Through the program, FEMA provides supplemental federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, life-saving emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged publicly owned facilities, and the facilities of certain private non-profit 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 typically covers 75% of the eligible costs for emergency measures and permanent restoration. The remaining 25% non-federal share is the responsibility of the applicant.




Current Disasters / Incidents

Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide – v3.1

Public Assistance Quarterly Report

Public Assistance Reimbursement Request Form (Large Projects Only)

Public Assistance Project Completion and Certification Report

Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) Report 


For any questions regarding Public Assistance or Declared Disasters in New Hampshire, contact:

Fallon Reed, State Coordinating Officer 

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Vanesa Urango, State Public Assistance Coordinator