Help for Communities

Program Overview

The FEMA Public Assistance Program provides grants to state, tribal and local governments, as well as certain types of private nonprofit organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies. The FEMA Public Assistance Grant Program can only be applied to two types of disaster recovery work. The first is emergency work – this includes the debris removal and the preventative measures taken to secure the property and prevent further damage to the property and to public health. The second is permanent work – which covers the measures needed to restore, or replace, the property.

The federal share of assistance should be less than 75% of the eligible cost of emergency efforts and restoration. The remaining funds are generally allocated by the state and are distributed amongst eligible applicants. In order to receive a Public Assistance Grant, the applicant must register within sixty days of the disaster. The applicant must first be deemed eligible to apply for FEMA Public Assistance. Those eligible include: state government agencies, local governments, federally recognized Indian tribes, and private non-profit organizations.

The application process involves several steps including a preliminary damage assessment from which an immediate needs funding and expedited payments are derived. The applicant then completes a Request for Public Assistance form and meets with a public assistance coordinator to help identify specific needs and costs for a project. These projects are submitted for approval as "project worksheets".

The data below lists the a count of community assistance projects that have been submitted and a summary of the federal share of assistance that has been obligated. Learn more by reading the FEMA Frequently Asked Questions for Public Assistance.

  Submitted Projects Federal Shares Obligated
Statewide 718 $62,663,672
County
Anson 8 $488,355
Beaufort 1 $17,238
Bertie 6 $431,434
Bladen 24 $677,551
Brunswick 41 $7,674,661
Camden 2 $175,686
Carteret 14 $1,023,503
Chatham 8 $138,274
Chowan 1 $30,596
Columbus 37 $1,046,925
Craven 11 $414,219
Cumberland 38 $3,567,978
Currituck 3 $144,390
Dare 11 $339,479
Duplin 49 $1,609,163
Edgecombe 76 $4,513,501
Franklin 0 $0
Gates 0 $0
Greene 4 $139,605
Halifax 8 $72,588
Harnett 10 $1,497,565
Hertford 1 $123,258
Hoke 15 $369,590
Hyde 0 $0
Johnston 19 $488,375
Jones 3 $78,672
Lee 13 $1,845,296
Lenoir 7 $345,213
Martin 8 $130,345
Montgomery 0 $0
Moore 19 $1,638,642
Nash 21 $293,510
New Hanover 24 $2,587,677
Northampton 4 $35,917
Onslow 20 $2,050,948
Pamlico 2 $7,106
Pasquotank 2 $125,777
Pender 10 $2,355,005
Perquimans 2 $68,620
Pitt 5 $134,867
Richmond 6 $54,147
Robeson 64 $8,033,585
Sampson 29 $420,041
Scotland 19 $1,007,402
Tyrrell 0 $0
Wake 22 $13,297,338
Warren 0 $0
Washington 8 $69,398
Wayne 34 $1,867,873
Wilson 9 $1,232,359
Last Updated: May 26, 2017 . This data is updated weekly.
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