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Disaster Damage Assessment, Reporting and Recovery

Local Elected municipal officials in Maine are responsible for submitting Damage Assessments for Public and Individual disaster damages following natural, man-made or technological disasters.  As a local Emergency Management Director, you are the locally appointed official who insures this process is completed.  In Maine, a special form has been made to collect this information.

Links to the "Maine Form 7" and other useful resources appear below. 

You are encouraged to work with your elected and other appointed officials in your community to provide these damage assessments within 48 hours of request from the County Emergency Management Agency.  Interim damage assessments are acceptable when followed by supplemental or final reports.

Damage Assessment and Reporting-  A Workshop in Emergency Management for Local Emergency Managers-Includes disaster damage thresholds and operational use of the Maine Form 7.  Opens as a Powerpoint Presentation.

Maine Form 7   ~ Public and Individual disaster damage reporting
Maine Form 7 Instructions

Small Project Summary Certification Form~ Required to allow payment of "state share" (15%) of allowed costs from Presidentially-declared disasters

Request for Public Assistance ~ Your municipality will complete and sign this form electronically in the PA Grants portal now. It is your initial and formal request for "Public Assistance" after a disaster declaration is signed.  "Public Assistance" refers to damages and costs incurred by municipalities, counties and eligible Private-Non-Profit organizations.  The request is normally completed at the "Applicants Briefing" which is held following the issuance of the formal Presidential Disaster Declaration. 

Public Assistance Program Policy Guide (PAPPG) ~ Version 3.0 for disasters which occurred on or after August 23, 2017.  This is your definitive source for Public Assistance program eligibility and administration.  It is revised periodically.

Public Assistance Alternative Procedures~ In 2013 President Obama signed the "Sandy Recovery Improvement Act (SRIA 2013) which among other things authorizes alternative procedures for the Public Assistance (PA) program of the Stafford Act. The Pilot Program enacted under this new law has several goals including: reducing costs of providing PA, increasing flexibility in administration, expediting assistance and providing financial incentives for timely and cost effective project completion.  Get information on Alternative Procedures here: .

Small Business Disaster Damages- Economic Injury

SBA ~ Maine Disaster Economic Injury Worksheet for Business  
SBA ~ Maine Disaster Economic Injury Worksheet for Business INSTRUCTIONS

FEMA Equipment Rates ~ 2015 Schedule of Equipment Rates (online)
FEMA Project Worksheet ~  Auto fill forms required for FEMA disaster reimbursement.  Also used to document EMPG in-kind match for undeclared disasters. (Note: This .xlsx file set will open in a new window which must be saved to your desktop)

Using FEMA Auto fill Project Worksheet Forms ~ View the PW TEMPLATE Training power point presentation available on our "Resources for Municipalities..." page or contact us to learn more about use of these forms.
Contact EMA 301 Park St  Rockland, ME  04841  Tel (207)594-5155