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Public Assistance

The Public Assistance Program is a partnership of federal, state, and local officials.

The program, which is authorized by the Stafford Act, consists of grants from FEMA to assist state and local governments and certain Private Nonprofit (PNP) entities with the response to and recovery from disasters. TEMA administers the state portion of the program by implementing and monitoring grants awarded by FEMA.

Eligible projects include debris removal, emergency protective measures, and permanent restoration of infrastructure. The federal cost-share is typically 75 percent of eligible costs. The program also encourages protection from future damage by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process.

When a major declaration is received, eligible applicants are tasked with providing specific documentation to support disaster recovery costs.  To assist in that effort, the following are provided.

Contract Work Summary
Cost Summary Record
Force Account Equipment Record
Force Account Labor Record
Force Account Materials Summary Record
Fringe Benefit Calculation Worksheet
Materials Summary Record
Rented Equipment Record