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Public Assistance Grant

Public Assistance Grant

FEMA Public Assistance Program (PA)

FEMA's Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program provides assistance to State, Tribal, and local governments, and certain types of private nonprofit organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President. Through the PA Program, FEMA provides supplemental Federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain private non-profit (PNP) 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 (known as 406 mitigation). Prior to a declaration, a preliminary damage assessment is usually required.

CFR Title 44, Emergency Management and Assistance (link is external)

Part 206-Federal Disaster Assistance (link is external)

2012 Statewide Per Capita Impact Indicator, Federal Register (link is external)

2012 Countywide Per Capita Impact Indicator, Federal Register (link is external)

FEMA: 9500 Series Policy Publications  (link is external)

Updated Public Assistance Grant Guidance

Public Assistance Status Updates

Public Assistance status updates for the DR-4145:  Colorado September Floods is available. A bi-monthly newsletter is also provided.

PA Status Updates

PA Resources

Wetmore Fire


Bioterrorism exercise

La Junta flooding


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