FEMA has developed a Public Assistance Pilot Program (PA Pilot) in response to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act of 2007, Public Law 109-295. The PA Pilot is designed to reduce the costs to the federal government of providing assistance to states and local governments, increase flexibility in the administration of the Public Assistance Program, and to expedite the provision of assistance to states and local governments.
FEMA will implement the Pilot Program on June 1, 2007, and participation will be open to state and local governments on a voluntary basis. The four Pilot Program procedures are:
Additional information on the PA Pilot Program may be found at FEMA's Draft Policies and Publications.