FEMA Public Assistance

Public Assistance Process

Following a disaster situation the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security works with federal, state and local partners to initiate the disaster declaration process. This is the first step in the Public Assistance Grant Process.

Pre-Declaration Grant Process

  • Major Disaster and Formation of Disaster Declaration Team
  • Initial Damage Assessment:
  • Preliminary Damage Assessment:
  • Governor Request Declaration:
  • President Declares Major Disaster:

Post-Declaration Grant Process

  • Applicant Briefing
  • Request for Public Asistance
  • Scoping Meeting
  • Project Formulation
  • Project REview
  • Obligation
  • Project Closeout