Plan & Prepare
NJOEM Public Assistance Program
Public Assistance Training Schedule Oct-Dec 2014
What you will learn:
- NJ Public Assistance (PA) Program basics
- NJ Emergency Management Grants (NJEMG) Grants Portal overview
- Procedure Familiarization for: Request for Reimbursement (RFR), Financial Reporting, Quarterly Reporting, Time Extensions,
Scope Changes, Alternate Projects, Improved Projects, Appeals, and Closeout Procedures
Who should attend:
- County/Local Government Personnel (Mayor, Planners, Engineers, Grants Representative, Consultants, etc.)
- Private Non-Profit (PnP) Organizations
- County/Local/PnP Emergency Management Coordinators
Training Schedule [pdf]
Public Assistance Payments
DR 4086 - Hurricane Sandy
DR 4070 - Severe Storms and Straight Line Winds
Information Coming Soon....
DR 4021 - Hurricane Irene
DR 4039 - Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee
DR 4048 - October 29, 2011 - Severe Storm
DR 4033 - South Jersey Severe Storms and Flooding Aug 13-15, 2011
DR 1954 - December 2010 Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm
DR 1873 - 2010 Snowstorm
DR 1889 - 2010 Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm
DR 1897 - 2010 - Severe Storms and Flooding
DR 1867 - 2009 Severe Storms and Flooding Associated with Tropical Depression Ida and a Nor'easter
"Public Assistance Applicants - List of Ineligible or Withdrawn Applications - All Presidentially Declared Disasters" -
Public Assistance Unit/Recovery Bureau
Mission Statement - The Public Assistance Unit will assist New Jersey public entities with identifying, pursuing and
capturing federal funding for repairs, restorations, reconstruction or replacement of public facilities or infrastructure damaged
or destroyed by a disaster.
The Public Assistance Unit is responsible for the infrastructure and human services elements of the Federal Disaster
Assistance Program. The Unit coordinates the damage and needs assessment related activities performed in response to expected or actual
emergency situations. Additionally, the Unit provides disaster assistance training to County and Local emergency management officials on
the Public Assistance Grant Program. Public officials are strongly encouraged to educate themselves with the Public Asistance process
by reviewing the documents on this website and the FEMA website. It would also serve public officials well to take the Emergency Management
Institute's Independent Study Courses and the NJ Office of Emergency Management's Field Training Unit's "Recovery from Disaster Course and
others as they relate to Public Assistance . Visit www.training.fema.gov for the Emergency Management Institute's home page and view
the list of independent study courses.
Public Assistance Forms:
For Use By State Agencies, County and Municipal Offices of Emergency Management
and Other Public Entities Requesting Assistance Under the Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Program
FEMA Public Assistance Force Account Forms and The Public Assistance Applicant's Handbook are also available
on the FEMA website (http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/pa/index.shtm) in pdf format.
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these documents and, if downloaded from the FEMA Web site,
they WILL NOT PERFORM THE CALCULATIONS FOR YOU.
For more information contact the NJOEM Public Assistance staff at 609-882-2000 ext. 2701or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Assistance Grant
Federal Surplus Property Program
The Unit has been designated the State Agency for Surplus Property by State Law. The Agency is responsible for the acquisition and distribution within the State, of
all donations of surplus property to public agencies and eligible nonprofit tax-exempt activities including health and educational activities and providers of assistance to homeless individuals.
- Screens Federal sites across the nation for the availability
and acquisition of Federal Surplus Property, under the
guidelines as set forth by the Federal Property and Administrative
Services Act of 1949 and in response to the adoption of
41CFR-101-44, Federal Management Regulations as amended
or supplemented, creating a fair and equitable distribution.
- Operates a Customer Direct Pick Up system for the purpose
of procuring desired property requested by eligible agencies.
The Unit arranges and coordinates location, allocation
and time schedules for the requesting agency to secure
and pick up equipment and materials directly at Federal
- Maintains membership in the National Association of
State Agencies for Surplus Property. Membership includes
the participation in the Overseas Program which is a consortium
of State Agencies for Surplus Property who have banded
together for the specific purpose of viewing, procuring,
relocating, and shipping property located outside the
United States that is available from the Federal Government
for donation in the United States and its territories.
- Upon Presidential declaration of an emergency or a major
disaster locates, procures, transports, and distributes
surplus equipment and supplies in accordance with the
directions of the Federal Emergency Management Agency
pursuant to the Disaster Relief Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93-288)
and Executive Order 12148, as amended.
- Assesses handling charges as may be reasonable and necessary
to defray costs incurred by the State in the administration
of this program. Executes certifications and enters into
cooperative agreements, subject to the approval of the
Attorney General, as authorized or required by said Act.
- Designated by the Governor as the Single Point of Contact
for the transfer of excess or surplus Department of Defense
property that has been deemed suitable for use by State,
County, and Local Law Enforcement Agencies seeking non-operational
logistical support to assist in counter drug and counter
terrorism activities pursuant to the National Defense
Authorization Act of 1997, Section 1033 (Public Law 101-189).