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

COVID-19 Event Summary
Incident Period: January 20, 2020-May 11, 2023
Assistance Authorized: Category B, Emergency Protective Measures
Request for Public Assistance Deadline: July 1, 2022
Reimbursement for this event is 100% of eligible cost incurred 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.​

How do you apply?

The deadline to submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) and the timeline that FEMA was allowed to extend that deadline has  passed.

What’s next?

  • ​When the RPA is approved and the Applicant Event Profile shows “Pending Grant Completion”, Streamlined Project Applications may be created (instructions below)
  • The deadline to submit costs incurred through July 1, 2022 is December 31, 2022 unless you have been granted an extension by FEMA.
  • The deadline to submit costs incurred from July 2, 2022 - May 11, 2023 is November 7, 2023


For ALL Eligible Applicants

For All Eligible Private Nonprofits (PNP)

For All Applicants Providing Medical Care, Testing and Vaccinations

For Eligible PNP Volunteer Fire Companies

Special Considerations for Government Agency Applicants (State and Local)

Private Businesses and PNPs with Ineligible Costs

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