FEMA Public Assistance Grant Program Local Governments and Private/Non-Profits
On November 10, 2021, President Biden amended a Major Disaster Declaration to include Public Assistance for Ionia and Wayne counties as the result of severe storms and flooding that occurred June 25-26, 2021.
Declaration 4607-DR-MI authorized assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance Grant Program (PAGP) to provide grants to state and local governments as well as certain nonprofit entities to assist with community response and recovery. The program aids with debris removal, emergency protective measures, and permanent restoration of infrastructure.
To receive federal reimbursement, all potential applicants are required to submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) in FEMA’s Grants Portal (www.grantee.fema.gov). Once the RPA is submitted, federal officials will work with the appropriate applicant personnel to develop specific projects for consideration of reimbursement.
The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) will host a virtual Applicant Briefing to provide an overview of the PAGP, discuss eligibility requirements, and explain the project application and reimbursement processes. To obtain maximum benefit from the information presented at the briefing, a potential applicant should have representatives from its management, emergency response, and accounting/finance/procurement operations participate.
Each potential applicant is required to attend a virtual Applicant Briefing. Please sign into the briefing chat with your name, agency, and email or phone number to confirm your attendance. Eligible applicants may include state, tribal, and local units of government as well as certain private/non-profit (PNP) organizations including those providing critical services such as education, emergency medical, utility and emergency services or essential social services, including but not limited to, community centers, homeless shelters, houses of worship, libraries, nursing homes, etc. For more details on potential applicant eligibility and a more comprehensive list of potential PNPs, please see the Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide (PAPPG)(V4), pages 42-48. The Applicant Briefing for 4607-DR-MI will be held on:
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 – 2:00 p.m. EST
The connection information and link for the Applicant Briefing is below:
Join on your computer or mobile app
Click here to join the meeting
Or call in (audio only)
+ 1 248-509-0316
Phone Conference ID: 389 900 716#
Thank you for your response and recovery efforts in ensuring the safety and recovery of Michigan citizens during this unprecedented event. Your dedication throughout this situation is truly commendable.
If you have any questions, please contact your MSP District Coordinator, your local emergency manager, or
Ms. Tiffany Vedder Ms. Marisela Shellenbarger
State Public Assistance Officer Deputy Public Assistance Officer
Phone: 517-599-5333 Phone: 517-512-9676
Tanger Dukes Pratt
Intergovernmental Affairs Manager | Office of External Affairs
Mobile: (202) 716-5921
Federal Emergency Management Agency