Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information, Resources and Updates for Public Assistance

COVID-19 Event Summary
Incident Period: January 20, 2020-Ongoing
Assistance Authorized: Category B, Emergency Protective Measures
Request for Public Assistance Deadline: TBD
Reimbursement for this event is 100% of eligible cost through July 1, 2022. After which the reimbursement will be 90%.

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.

Updated Guidance as of September 8, 2021

Please note that as of September 8, 2021, the Safe Reopening Policy is retroactive to the beginning of the event period (below). Previous costs that were deemed ineligible are being reviewed for potential reconsideration and applicants will be contacted if costs are added. For future costs or costs not yet submitted, applicants should follow the safe reopening guidance.​​​​​

How do you apply?

Please click here to Apply on the FEMA Grants Portal

What’s next?


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