Incident Period: January 20, 2020-Ongoing
Assistance Authorized: Category B, Emergency Protective Measures
Request for Public Assistance Deadline: TBD
Who is eligible?
Eligible applicants include state agencies, local governments, and certain private non-profit (PNP) organizations.
PNPs must have “an effective ruling letter from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, granting tax exemption under sections 501(c), (d), or (e) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or satisfactory evidence from the State that the non revenue producing organization or entity is a nonprofit one organized or doing business under State law.” Additionally, for a PNP operated facility to be eligible, the PNP must demonstrate the facility provides a critical service or provides a non-critical, but essential government service and is open to the general public. A facility that provides a critical service is defined as one used for an educational, utility, emergency, or medical purpose.
What is eligible?
Eligible Assistance Under the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration described above, FEMA may provide assistance for emergency protective measures including, but not limited to, the following, if not funded by the HHS/CDC or other federal agency. While some activities listed may be eligible for funding through HHS/CDC, final reimbursement determinations will be coordinated by HHS and FEMA. FEMA will not duplicate any assistance provided by HHS/CDC):
FEMA Public Assistance is limited to 75% reimbursement. The eligible applicant is responsible for 25% of the total cost:
Management, control and reduction of immediate threats to public health and safety:
Emergency Operation Center costs
Training specific to the declared event
Disinfection of eligible public facilities
Technical assistance to state, tribal, territorial or local governments on emergency management and control of immediate threats to public health and safety
Emergency medical care:
Non‐deferrable medical treatment of infected persons in a shelter or temporary medical facility
Related medical facility services and supplies
Temporary medical facilities and/or enhanced medical/hospital capacity (for treatment when existing facilities are reasonably forecasted to become overloaded in the near term and cannot accommodate the patient load or to quarantine potentially infected persons)
Use of specialized medical equipment
Medical waste disposal
Emergency medical transport
Medical sheltering (e.g. when existing facilities are reasonably forecasted to become overloaded in the near future and cannot accommodate needs)
All sheltering must be conducted in accordance with standards and/or guidance approved by HHS/CDC and must be implemented in a manner that incorporates social distancing measures
Non‐congregate medical sheltering is subject to prior approval by FEMA and is limited to that which is reasonable and necessary to address the public health needs of the event, is pursuant to the direction of appropriate public health officials and does not extend beyond the duration of the Public Health Emergency
Household pet sheltering and containment actions related to household pets in accordance with CDC guidelines
Purchase and distribution of food, water, ice, medicine, and other consumable supplies, to include personal protective equipment and hazardous material suits
Movement of supplies and persons
Security and law enforcement
Communications of general health and safety information to the public
Search and rescue to locate and recover members of the population requiring assistance
Reimbursement for state, tribe, territory and/or local government force account overtime costs
What is NOT Eligible?
How do you apply?
Please click here to Apply on the FEMA Grants Portal
Review appropriate Applicant Briefing (posted below)
If not already completed, an account will be created by MEMA and Request for PA submitted on your behalf after Google Form is completed
Follow “Streamlined Project Application” instructions
Applicant Briefings and Forms
Applicant Briefing for Local and State Government Applicants
Applicant Briefing for Private Nonprofit Applicants
Streamlined Project Application
PNP Fact Sheet
Private Businesses and PNPs with Ineligible Costs
Questions/Concerns? Email Us
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