How to Comply with Program Requirements

This page contains information on how to comply with PA Program grant requirements. Major areas of focus include environmental, insurance, and procurement and contracting pre-requisites. Understanding these conditions prior to the threat of disaster activity will enhance the applicant experience when applying for grant assistance under the PA Program.

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Improper Payments Elimination Recovery And Improvement Act

The President signed Public Law 112-248, the Improper Payments Elimination Recovery and Improvement Act (IPERIA) of 2012, on January 10, 2013. This law applies to all Federal departments and agencies and aims to further institutionalize efforts to identify, prevent, and recover payment error, waste, fraud, and abuse within Federal spending. FEMA conducts statistical sampling and testing of the PA Grant Program as a part of the Closeout and Post-Award Closeout grant phases to ensure compliance as good stewards of taxpayers’ dollars.

IPERIA Guidance

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Applicant Insurance Requirements

Disaster assistance can only be made available for damage and losses that are not covered by insurance. Applicants and facilities that received a PA Grant under previous disaster declarations, may have had to maintain insurance as a condition of their funding. FEMA performs a thorough review of insurance for applicants and facilities to ensure there is no duplication of benefit.

Insurance Guidance

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PA Procurement And Contracting Resources

Visit FEMA’s Procurement Disaster Assistance Team to learn more about:

  • Procurements Under Grants Checklists for:
  • Non-Federal Entity
  • State, Local, and Tribal Governments
  • Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Private Non-Profits
  • FEMA Procurement Toolbox Series: Private Nonprofits (PNP) Requirements of 2 C.F.R. §§ 215.40-48
  • FEMA Procurement Toolbox Series: Local and Indian Tribal Government Requirements of 44 C.F.R. §13.36
  • Procurement Under Grants - Key Procurement Related Requirements Imposed by the New Procurement Standards (Video dated Oct 2015)

More Procurement Guidance

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Resources For Environmental Compliance

Applicants are responsible for complying with applicable Federal, State, Territorial, or Tribal Environmental Historic Preservation laws even if FEMA is not providing PA funding for all of the work. Visit the FEMA Office of Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation for more information.


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This website  is intended as a national source of information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the delivery of  financial recovery services. It includes resources on eligibility, procurement, grant management delivery, and issues related to various Federal Programs currently supporting Covid-19 financial recovery for governments and non-profits. This website is not affiliated or endorsed or sponsored  by  FEMA  or any other Federal grant program. The information provided in various webpage documents is derived largely from Federal  published materials. In general, under section 105 of the Copyright Act, such works are not entitled to domestic copyright protection under U.S. law and are therefore in the public domain.  The goal is to help navigate the various Federal websites and summarize grant information and requirements. It does not constitute legal advice or grant management advise and is provided for general informational purposes only. Only the Federal Agency responsible for grants can make determinations on eligibility and grant amounts. You should consult with your professional services advisors and State and Federal Grant Coordinators for more detailed guidance on specific Covid-19 financial recovery issues.

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