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.

 

 


 

Documentation

Current Disasters / Incidents

Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide – v3.1

Record Retention Policy and Dates (All Disasters)

 

Reporting/Request Forms

Public Assistance Quarterly Progress Report

Public Assistance Excess Funds Usage Request Form

Public Assistance Reimbursement Request Form (Large Projects and Category Z Projects Only)

Public Assistance Project Completion and Certification Report

Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) Report 

Exceptional Disaster Relief Loan Application

 

New Administrative Costs Policy

PA Management Costs Policy Update Webinar

Applicant Policy Guidance for Management Costs – Fact Sheet

Public Assistance Subrecipient Administrative Costs Selection Form

 

PA Program FAQs and Quick Reference Guides (QRGs)

Quarterly Progress Report QRG

Management Costs – Subrecipient FAQs

PAAP DAC – Subrecipient FAQs

 

Procurement

FEMA Procurement Resources (Webpage Link)

FEMA Disaster Procurement Guide & FAQ

FEMA Top 10 Procurement Mistakes Roadmap

FEMA Top 10 Procurement Mistakes Discovered in Audits

 


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

Vanesa Urango, State Public Assistance Coordinator
Vanesa.Urango@dos.nh.gov
603-223-3602

– or –

Meghan Wells, Public Assistance Program Assistant II
Meghan.Wells@dos.nh.gov
603-223-4395