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Assistance Available Under Major Disaster Declarations

Not all programs, however, are activated for every disaster. The determination of which programs are authorized is based on the types of assistance specified in the Governor or Tribal Chief Executive’s request and the needs identified during the joint PDA (preliminary damage assistance)  and subsequent PDAs. FEMA disaster assistance programs are as follows:

  • Individual Assistance – Assistance to individuals and households, which may include:
    • Individuals and Households Program;
    • Crisis Counseling Program
    • Disaster Case Management
    • Disaster Unemployment Assistance
    • Disaster Legal Services
    • Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

 

  • Public Assistance – Assistance to State, Tribal, and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities, which may include the following Categories:
    • A – Debris removal
    • B – Emergency protective measures
    • C – Roads and bridges
    • D – Water control facilities
    • E – Buildings and equipment
    • F – Utilities
    • G – Parks, recreational and other facilities

 

  • Hazard Mitigation Assistance – Assistance to State, Tribal, and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations for actions taken to prevent or reduce long-term risk to life and property from natural hazards.
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