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COVID-19 Emergency Work Completion Deadline - Extended Until Further Notice


Potential Public Assistance Applicants:

On March 27, 2020 a major disaster declaration was declared for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic response to include the State of Michigan.  This disaster declaration designated all counties in Michigan as eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Public Assistance Grant Program (PAGP) assistance for Category B, Emergency Protective Measures, to protect public health and safety and to reduce or eliminate the threat of COVID-19. Public Assistance funding is available to eligible applicants including local governments (counties, cities, townships, local public authorities, schools, institutions of higher learning, regional government entities and special districts established under state law); tribal governments; and certain private non-profit (PNP) organizations providing critical education, emergency medical, utility and emergency services (hospitals, colleges and universities, assisted living and custodial care). The Incident period began January 20, 2020, and is ongoing. To request reimbursement for eligible activities, applicants must have an active account and submit their direct project application(s) in the FEMA Grants Portal.


2021 Applicant Briefing Announcement


*New* Latest FEMA Policy Guidance - FP 104-21-0003, Version 2, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Safe Opening and Operation Work Eligible for Public Assistance (Interim)


MSP/EMHSD Public Assistance Contacts


Grants Portal Access



FEMA Fact Sheets/Policy

FEMA Fact Sheet: Audit-Related Guidance for Entities Receiving FEMA Public Assistance Funds

FEMA COVID-19 Fact Sheets & Guidance

COVID-19 Healthcare Recovery Resource Roadmaps for Education, Food and Nutrition, Economic, and Housing

Equitable COVID-19 Response and Recovery Recipient and Subrecipient Job Aid - March 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Medical Care Eligible for Public Assistance (Interim)(Version 2), FEMA Policy #104-21-0004 - 3/15/2021

Civil Rights Considerations During COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Efforts - February 2021

COVID-19 Pandemic: Vaccination Planning FAQ - 11/19/2020

FEMA Policy FP 104-009-19, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Work Eligible for Public Assistance (Interim) - 9/1/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Alternate Care Site (ACS) "Warm Sites" - 5/12/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Private Nonprofit Organizations - 3/31/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Eligible Emergency Protective Measures - 3/19/2020


Equitable COVID-19 Response and Recovery Template

Documentation to Support Costs Claimed Checklist

FEMA Form 009 - Force Account Labor Summary FEMA Fillable Form

FEMA Form 009 - Applicants Benefits Calculation Worksheet FEMA fillable form


Adobe Connect Link - A wealth of resources, including a Grants Portal PowerPoint

Youtube Page - Grants Portal How-To videos

Applicant Briefings

2021 Applicant Briefings

2020 Applicant Briefings