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.
FEMA Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide (PAPPG)
FEMA Grants Portal
FEMA Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) Manual
FEMA Schedule of Equipment Rates
FEMA Public Assistance Frequently Asked Questions
PA Pilot Program Information
The following resources provide information related to the FEMA Public Assistance Alternative Procedures Pilot Program for Debris Removal. These documents cover issues including cost share incentive, force account labor calculation for debris removal operations, and other common questions specific to debris removal. This program became official on June 28, 2013, and has been renewed annually since its implementation.
- Public Assistance Pilot Program - Debris Removal Job Aid
- Public Assistance Pilot Program - Debris Removal Standard Operating Procedures
- Public Assistance Pilot Program - Debris Removal FAQs
Infrastructure Forms and Information
Public Assistance Program Forms
- Request for Improved Project
- Request for Alternate Project
- Request for Time Extension
- Quarterly Report Form
- The Programmatic Agreement among FEMA, the Indiana State Historic Preservation Office, and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security for all FEMA programs.
- The Programmatic Allowances - Appendix A
- Environmental Requirements
Public Assistance Program Training
To request a course to be scheduled in your area, please contact IDHS Public Assistance Staff at PA@dhs.in.gov.