The Ohio Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Public Assistance staff administers two grant programs: the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program and the State Disaster Relief Program (SDRP). These programs provide assistance to local governments, state agencies, and eligible private non-profit (PNP) organizations to respond to and recover from the extraordinary cost burden of disaster-related activities.
FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program
The FEMA PA Program provides supplemental Federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities. The PA Program also encourages the protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process. The Federal share of assistance is not less than 75% of the eligible cost for emergency measures and permanent restoration from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President.
- Public Assistance Program Delivery Guide
- Grants Management System
- Public Assistance Handbook (2019)
- Public Assistance Sampling Procedure (2022)
- FEMA Public Assistance Mitigation Brochure (2019)
- Authorized Agent Forms
- FEMA Schedule of Equipment Rates
- FEMA Force Account Forms
- Supplier Registration Help
- Contract Provisions for Non-Federal Entity Contracts Under Federal Awards
- Quick Reference Guide SBAs Search Tool
State Disaster Relief Program (SDRP)
The SDRP is implemented at the governor’s discretion when federal assistance is not available. Local governments and eligible non-profit organizations must apply, through a written letter of intent, to the program within 14 days of the Program being made available. The supplemental assistance is cost-shared between Ohio EMA and the applicant.