If County or State haven’t declared yet for Major Declaration, should/can we Request Assistance?
Answer: You are not required to declare to receive FEMA Public Assistance. The Governor’s Declaration covers all cities, counties, and municipalities in the State however, you may do so if you choose. Use the Request for Public Assistance protocols for Covid-19
The national emergency declaration authorized Public Assistance Category B reimbursement for emergency protective measures. It does not include additional categories of assistance, such as infrastructure repair and replacement, which are needed after typical natural disasters. This enables FEMA to eliminate many application steps that are designed for those categories, including: eliminating exploratory calls, recovery scoping meetings, and most site inspections; and reducing documentation requirements to the minimum needed to support Category B reimbursement.