On Thursday, April 18th, 2013, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts received an Emergency Disaster Declaration (FEMA-3362-EM) making federal funding available to State Agencies, local governments and certain private non-profit organizations for emergency work as a direct result of the April 15th 2013 Massachusetts (Marathon) Explosions in the Counties of Suffolk, Middlesex & Norfolk. On June 5th, 2013, FEMA approved inclusion of Bristol County in the Emergency Declaration.

Applicant Briefing:

All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the MEMA Applicant Briefings listed below. 

CountyBriefing DateBriefing TimeBriefing Location


May 16

 9:00AMSalvation Army Kroc Center of Boston, 650 Dudley Street, Boston, MA
 Middlesex/ Norfolk


May 17

 1:00PM MEMA Headquarters, 400 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA


June 17

 10:00AMUMASS Dartmouth, Claire T. Carney Library, 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth, MA

Briefing Slides:  FEMA-3362-EM Applicant Briefing  pdf format of FEMA-3362-EM Applicant Briefing
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Request for Public Assistance (RPA)

In order to be considered for FEMA reimbursements your RPA must be submitted to MEMA by: JUNE 18, 2013 (JULY 5, 2013 for Bristol County ONLY)

Applicants must include whom the Authorized Agent (who can sign contracts) is on the RPA:  Request For Public Assistance (RPA) pdf format of Request for Public Assistance RPA.pdf


FEMA Workbooks for Applicants:

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.


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:

For additional information see the MEMA Public Assistance webpage and the FEMA policy publications webpage