Across the nation, fire and emergency medical services (EMS) organizations are engaged in community-wide efforts to respond to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency. This effort could have a significant negative impact on organizational and community budgets.
President Trump's national emergency declaration covers this event beginning Jan. 27, 2020, until a future date. Guidance to support communities in prevention, response and recovery is being finalized to include fiscal support.
One prominent way your department can obtain fiscal support is through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance Grant Program. While states and FEMA are writing more specific directives, the following information will guide local leaders in obtaining support.
FEMA fact sheet
Procurement Under Grants Conducted Under Exigent or Emergency Circumstances
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This may include but is not limited to:
This includes standardized Incident Command System (ICS) forms, Public Assistance Grant forms, verifiable receipts, personnel cost sheets and apparatus sheets (type, size, etc.). Some basic forms to use include:
While waiting on specific guidelines for this event, browse the FEMA Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide for additional insight on documentation needs, such as: