Recovery Assistance & Mitigation Planning

Recovery Planner Jennifer Gerbasi


Public Assistance Deadline Approaching for Nonprofits

Wednesday February 02, 2022 02:22 pm

Terrebonne Parish

Department of Planning and Zoning

Recovery Assistance and Mitigation Planning

FloodSafe Minute


Public Assistance Deadline Approaching

The deadline for all Requests for Public Assistance is Friday, February 11.  Public Assistance is a FEMA program that is available to help repair after a presidentially declared disaster. 

Private Nonprofit organizations (PNPs) that own or operate facilities that provide certain services of a governmental nature. Qualifying PNPs (501c3, for example) are those that provide the following services:

  • Educational
  • Emergency
  • Medical
  • Utility
  • Custodial Care
  • Certain irrigation services
  • Other essential governmental services may include museums, performing arts facilities, community arts centers, zoos, community centers, libraries, homeless shelters, rehabilitation centers, senior citizen centers, shelter workshops, and health and safety services of a governmental

For a PNP operated facility to be eligible, the PNP must demonstrate the facility provides a critical service or provides a non-critical, but essential government service and is open to the general public. A facility that provides a critical service is defined as one used for an educational, utility, emergency, or medical purpose.

Nonprofits that provide a public service to the general public can complete a Request for Public Assistance to notify FEMA of the intent to pursue funding.  Any entity that is eligible for funding can submit a Request for Public Assistance form through FEMA at  Go to the page and click on the Request for Public Assistance and register the organization’s intention to submit for Public Assistance funding to repair after the storm. 

For more information about assistance to nonprofits, visit or  the FEMA press release about the upcoming deadline is attached. 

Related Information

FEMA Press Release
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