Kansas Adjutant General's Department
Public Assistance (P.A.)

President Trump declared a major disaster in Kansas related to the COVID19 pandemic.  That declaration is FEMA-4504-DR and is dated March 29, 2020 with an incident period beginning January 20, 2020.  FEMA has designated all 105 Counties and four Tribes in Kansas as eligible for Emergency Protective Measures under the Public Assistance Program.  All awards will be based on a 75% Federal share of costs.  There is a minimum project amount of $3,300.  Additional information on how to apply for Public Assistance can be found below.

COVID19 PA Resources

COVID19 Applicant Briefing 4504

COVID19 Applicant Instructions (for other than Private Non-profit Entities)

COVID19 Eligible Emergency Protective Measures Fact Sheet

Instructions for submitting RPAs for Private Non-profit Entities

PNP Questionnaire to complete RPA

Private Non-Profit Organizations Fact Sheet (PNP)

Request for Public Assistance (RPA)


COVID19 Task Force:

Stephen Harsha, Public Assistance Officer;  785-646-2545 or 785-207-1561  stephen.k.harsha.nfg@army.mil 

Becky Middendorf, Operations Chief;  785-646-2527   becky.d.middendorf.nfg@army.mil 


FEMA's Public Assistance (PA) grant program provides federal assistance to government organizations and certain private nonprofit (PNP) organizations following a Presidential disaster declaration. Disaster survivors who need information on grant programs for homeowners and renters should visit the FEMA Individual Assistance website at:  https://www.fema.gov/individual-disaster-assistance.

PA provides grants to state, tribal, territorial, and local governments, and certain types of PNP organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies.

Through the program, FEMA provides supplemental federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, life-saving emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged publicly-owned facilities, and the facilities of certain PNP organizations. The PA program also encourages protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process.

The federal share of assistance is not less than 75 percent of the eligible cost. The Recipient (usually the state) determines how the non-federal share (up to 25 percent) is split with the subrecipients (eligible applicants).

For more information visit: https://www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit.




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Emergency Information

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