The Commonwealth has received a Major Disaster Declaration for the February 8-9, 2013 blizzard. This declaration includes Public Assistance for all 14 counties (75% reimbursement for emergency protective measures and costs of damage to public infrastructure), and Snow Assistance (75% reimbursement for costs associated with snow and ice removal for a continuous 48-hour period) for ten counties (Berkshire, Bristol, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcester).
All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the MEMA Applicant Briefings listed below.
DR4110 Applicant Briefing for Applicants with Snow Assistance file size 2MB (Berkshire, Bristol, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcester counties only)
Request for Public Assistance (RPA)
In order to be considered for FEMA reimbursements your RPA must be submitted to MEMA by: MAY 19, 2013
Applicants must include whom the Authorized Agent (who can sign contracts) is on the RPA: Request For Public Assistance (RPA)
Applies ONLY for applicants in counties that received FEMA Snow Assistance: Berkshire, Bristol, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcester
FEMA PA Field Guide
In order to streamline their national policies and improve delivery of the Public Assistance program, FEMA has instituted this Public Assistance (PA) Field Guide. This Guide provides direction but it is not intended to be a comprehensive manual for program delivery.
FEMA Pocket Guide Training - Final Draft - 091212 file size 1MB
Debris removal on Federal Highway eligible roads is now covered by FEMA. Permanent work is not covered and must go through the FHWA program. Debris Removal on Federal-Aid Highways (Fact Sheet) (9580.214)
Click link for these Federal Highway eligible roads
Debris Removal from Waterways: Debris Removal from Waterways (9523.5) file size 2MB
FEMA Project Worksheets:
These workbooks should be used to report all incurred costs. Applicants must provide backup documentation (certified payrolls, invoices, and proof of payment – cancelled check/warrant) for everything on the worksheets.
• FEMA's Project Worksheet Forms (Excel 2007 & 2010) V2 file size 3MB
• FEMA Snow Assistance Workbook file size 4MB (This form is for applicants seeking snow assistance and includes updated equipment cost codes)
• Elements of a Project Worksheet 9580.5.pdf file size 1MB
Private Nonprofit (PNP) Forms:
FEMA has specific guidelines for PNP eligibility. To see if you are eligible, please see the forms below. If you believe you are eligible, please fill out the appropriate forms and return them with your RPA.
Useful information and policies:
- FEMA Environmental Considerations Greensheet (DR-4110)
- Mutual Aid Agreements for PA and Fire Mgmt Assistance (9523.6)
- Eligible Costs Related to Evacuations and Sheltering (9523.15)
- Eligible Sand Replacement on Public Beaches (9580.8) file size 1MB
- FEMA Insurance Memo