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Disaster Recovery Information for Governments & PNPs

Click click one of these hot-links to view a presentation about the Public Assistance process:  PPT  PDF

Typical Post-Disaster Declaration Information:  Applicants' Briefing and FEMA Kick Off Meeting Information about

Waiver of Local Match  & PA Match Application Waiver Form.
FEMA's Project Worksheet (PW) Development guide & requirements:  CLICK HERE

In order to get a Presidential Disaster Declaration which will enable you to recover at least 75% of your disaster costs, we have to cross the $-threshold of expenses incurred by all eligible agencies in Collier County. This is done by submitting your estimated expenditures and damage repair costs to the County Emergency Operations Center as soon as possible and updating the numbers as changes occur.  Below are some resources you should keep handy.

FloridaPA.org:  This site is very important if you're a partner in the Florida disaster process.  This is Florida's site for governmental and private nonprofit applicants to update information, upload forms, get disaster forms, track project worksheets, read disaster policies, get specific disaster information, e.g., disaster dates and FEMA designation numbers, etc.  Potential applicants should get a username/password for the site.  Other interested individuals can navigate around the site for general information about Florida disasters, disaster policies and disaster forms. The electronic version of the Code of Federal Regulations dealing w/Federal disaster Assistance and the CFR section dealing with Fire Mitigation Assistance Grants (FMAG) are references you should review when facing a major disaster.

Not all disasters result in a "Presidential Disaster Declaration".  However, when one happens, you must follow the "golden rule".  (NOTE:  He who has the gold makes the rules.)  To recover some of the money you spent in response to the disaster, you must follow the rules.

  • Be an eligible applicant.

  • Damages or expense occurred in an area declared a disaster by the President.

  • Incurred expenses or received damages because of the disaster.

Once you satisfy the criteria above, you must use FEMA's forms to file for reimbursement.

Click HERE for the forms.

Click on this line to get the modified ICS form 214 template.

Click on this line to get tips and hints on information you should use to complete your ICS form 214

Click here for FEMA's equipment schedule and rates.

Click for information about Small Business Administration's disaster programs.