Infrastructure and Local Government Assistance is supplemental aid to local, state and select non-profit organizations for the specific purpose of response and recovery in state-mandated or presidentially-declared disasters or emergencies.
Who Can Apply:
- Counties that are included in the Federal Declaration
- Any city, town, special district, regional authority, village or borough included in the declared county
- State government agencies that assisted in the declared counties
- Private non-profit organizations that own or operate facilities that provide certain services otherwise performed by a government agency, as long as they also complete a https://www.fema.gov/appeal-categories/private-non-profit. . Information on what qualifies as a PNP can be found on FEMA's website at
Upcoming Deadline – Request for Public Assistance (RPA) for DR-4738, declared 9/7/23 and 9/9/23 - Due October 7, 2023 and
October 9, 2023.
DR-4738 –Hurricane Idalia - Georgia Presidential Disaster Declaration is now ready to receive RPAs from counties, cities, state agencies, houses of worship, and certain private non-profits from the following declared Counties: Sept. 7th declared counties - Cook – Glynn – Lowndes – Sept. 9th declared counties - Appling – Atkinson – Bacon – Berrien – Brantley – Brooks – Bulloch - Camden – Candler – Charlton – Clinch – Coffee – Colquitt – Echols – Emanuel – Jeff Davis – Jenkins – Lanier – Pierce – Screven – Tattnall – Thomas – Tift – Ware – Wayne .
To apply for Public Assistance, an applicant must be a registered user of the FEMA Grants Portal and submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA). To receive assistance, all eligible applicants will be required to submit this form through the Grants Portal: https://grantee.fema.gov/ - 30 days before a Presidential Disaster Declaration; the deadline is October 7, 2023 and October 9, 2023.
If there are any questions, please contact GEMA/HS Public Assistance Department – [email protected].
FEMA Public Assistance Grant Workshop
The GEMA/HS Public Assistance Department will be hosting a FEMA Public Assistance Grant Workshop on October 4, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This workshop is designated for all divisions of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other state agencies. To reserve your space, RSVP to [email protected].