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IDHS > About IDHS > Emergency Response and Recovery > Public Assistance Grant Program > Preliminary Damage Assessment Preliminary Damage Assessment

The Preliminary  Damage Assessment (PDA) is a specific process used to gather supporting information for the Governor’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration. The PDA is conducted after the State determines that the response to the disaster exceeds the local and State resources and ability to respond.