FEMA Public Assistance Program

Update
Toledo – Lucas County Emergency Management Center

Dennis Cole is serving as the Finance Section Chief for the Lucas County COVID-19 response in Lucas County.

Any questions can be directed to him at dcole@co.lucas.oh.us or 419-213-6535.

On March 13, 2020, the President declared a national emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance with The Stafford Act, eligible emergency protective measures taken to respond to COVID-19 emergency at the direction or guidance of public health officials may be reimbursed under Category B of FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program. FEMA assistance will be provided at a 75 percent federal cost share. This declaration is limited to costs incurred by state and local government and in very limited circumstances, non-profit organizations, for Category B expenses only: emergency protective measures. Attached is a Fact Sheet regarding Emergency Protective Measures. Loss of revenue and increased operating expenses are not eligible under PA. It is the responsibility of each entity to complete the Request for Public Assistance (RPA) process independently.

Schools, universities and non-profits (other than hospitals) may apply, but entities must demonstrate legal responsibility for emergency protective measures. If an applicant is a private non-profit organization with legal responsibility for protective measures (e.g. hospital), a submit a completed 90-121 PNP Questionnaire (attached) with required documents.

The Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide can be found here. Additional “Tips and Tricks” for navigating FEMA’s Public Assistance Program can be found here.

Cost documentation forms can be found here. All forms have summary sheets in the titles. Applicants should document all actions taken in response to COVID-19, including a description of activities. This will allow for proper eligibility determinations.

Potential applicants should email a completed Request for Public Assistance (RPA) to emarecovery@dps.ohio.gov as soon as possible. Please be sure to include a DUNS number. It can be written anywhere on the RPA document. At least one point of contact on the RPA must have an email. This is required to manage the grant through FEMA’s web-based application.

Ohio EMA will be conducting Applicant Briefings and details will be provided when dates are confirmed. Attached is a draft FAQ document that OEMA has provided. As Lucas County EMA receives additional information, we will pass that along to our partners.

  • Potential Applicants Should Email a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) (including a DUNS number) to | emarecovery@dps.ohio.gov