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Resource Information

Agency:

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Resource:

(FEMA) Public Assistance (PA)

Overview:

Under a Presidentially declared emergency or major disaster, PA provides supplemental Federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal; emergency protective measures; and repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly-owned facilities and facilities of certain private nonprofit organizations. The program also encourages protection from future damage by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process.

Funding Information:

  • Federal share is not less than 75 percent of eligible cost for emergency measures and permanent restoration.
  • Recipient (usually the state) determines how the non-Federal share (up to 25 percent) is split with sub-recipient.
  • Recipient must have FEMA-approved mitigation plan to be eligible for Categories C-G. More information on hazard mitigation plan requirements: https://www.fema.gov/emergency-managers/practitioners/hazard-mitigation/requirement

Resource Website(s):

http://www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit

Keywords:

Local Government, State Government, Recovering from a Flood, Reducing Flood Risk (Mitigation), Financial Assistance

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