The National Emergency Declaration authorizes FEMA is to provide Public Assistance (PA) funding to state and local jurisdictions (counties and municipalities) for Category B Emergency Protective measures, which are those actions a community undertakes before, during, and following a disaster to save lives, protect public health and safety, and eliminate the immediate threat.
On this page you will find links to federal guidance, FAQs, and forms to help Local Emergency Management Agencies understand the processes for capturing, reporting, and receiving reimbursement for proper Category B costs.
This information is only related to the FEMA Category B Assistance available under the Stafford Act for the COVID-19 National Emergency. Information for applicants and assistance for COVID-19 funding from the the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is available at: https://www.cdc.gov/grants/public-health-emergencies/covid-19/index.html.
For SLTT governments, evaluating facility eligibility is not necessary for most emergency work. PNPs are generally not eligible for reimbursement for emergency services because they are not legally responsible for providing those services.
PNPs that own or operate a medical or custodial care facility are eligible for:
Work must be necessary as a direct result of the emergency or major disaster (44 CFR §206.223(a)(1)). Costs must be directly related to COVID-19 cases. For example, emergency medical care costs related to a non-COVID-19 illness or injury are not eligible.
Costs for personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care providers who are working in a hospital treating COVID-19 patients are eligible, as it is necessary to prevent further spread of the virus and protect health care workers and other patients.
All assistance provided under PA is subject to standard program eligibility requirements, including reasonable cost, procurement, and duplication of benefits requirements.
Emergency medical care activities under the COVID-19 Declarations include, but are not limited to:
Medical sheltering (e.g., when existing facilities are reasonably forecasted to become overloaded in the near future and cannot accommodate needs)