To learn more about how the FEMA Public Assistance procurement and reimbursement process will work during this national emergency declaration, our Tidal Basin Public Assistance team answers some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

The following materials may also be helpful:

Infectious Disease Event Fact Sheet (FP 104-009-001)

This Fact Sheet describes the scope of assistance that may be provided under a Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended (Stafford Act) emergency declaration in response to a domestic infectious disease event.

Procurement Under Grants Conducted Under Exigent or Emergency Circumstances Fact Sheet

Recognizing that FEMA’s Public Assistance recipients and subrecipients may face exigencies or emergencies when carrying out a FEMA award, this Fact Sheet provides key information to consider when utilizing contracted resources under exigent or emergency circumstances, including procurement and documentation requirements.

Procurement Under Grants Conducted Under Emergency or Exigent Circumstances for COVID-19 Memorandum (March 17, 2020)

This memorandum from FEMA’s Office of Response and Recovery and Grants Program Directorate establishes that exigent and emergency circumstances exist for the duration of the Public Health Emergency that began January 27 2020.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Public Assistance Simplified Application Fact Sheet

This Fact Sheet supplements Fact Sheet: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Emergency Protective Measures and provides an overview of the FEMA Public Assistance application process for recipients and applicants requesting reimbursement related to federal emergency and major disaster declarations for Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

Pricing Guide for Recipients and Subrecipients under the Uniform Rules (2 C.F.R. PT. 200)

This guide is written with the specific intent of assisting FEMA’s recipients and subrecipients with identifying and executing basic contract cost or price analysis requirements associated with procurements under federal disaster assistance grants.

Public Assistance: Reasonable Cost Evaluation Job Aid

This Job Aid supersedes FEMA’s Public Assistance Alternative Procedures Pilot Program Validation of Subgrantee-Provided Cost Estimates Job Aid, dated May 20, 2013. It provides uniform guidance to FEMA personnel on evaluating cost reasonableness for federal funds expended by non-federal entities, also referred to as applicants in this guidance. This Job Aid includes a checklist in Appendix A: Validation of Applicant-Provided Cost Estimates, which FEMA staff must use to review and validate cost estimates submitted to FEMA for permanent work.

Please contact us for more information on how Tidal Basin’s Public Assistance experts can assist you through this process.