FEMA Grant Help Page
Below you will find Links, Publications and Videos to
help with using the Grants Portal and Submitting Applications.
FEMA Public Assistance Program Public Assistance is a reimbursement grant for Category B – emergency protective measures. Reimbursement efforts include emergency protective measures to save lives, to protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property are eligible.
• State Agencies
• local governments
• Certain private non-profits providing critical services such as education, medical, utility and emergency. In addition to non-critical services such as homeless shelters and food assistance programs. MEMA has a link to the full list on their website under Public Assistance Grant Program.
FEMA Funding Allocation:
• 75% Federal Share
• 15% State Share
• 10% Local Share
What is the FEMA Public Assistance Grants Portal?
The Public Assistance Grants Portal tool is an online platform that is used to formulate
and track award packages and is used by applicants to manage their projects.
Applicants can use the Grants Portal to:
• Register for and update an applicant profile
• Submit a Request for Public Assistance
• Upload project documentation
How to Register in the Grants Portal: (Please see the publications and videos shared below for more help.)
Registration into the Grants Portal is a multi-step process. An account is created for each entity which will generate
an email from firstname.lastname@example.org. This email will provide a user name (the email provided) and password
with a link to sign into the Portal. The Portal will require set up of a permanent password, security question and finalize
the account. This generates an email to MEMA to finalize their account and then they will be able to renter.
The website to access the portal is https://grantee.fema.gov once access is granted. There is a link at the top of the
dashboard that says click here now to submit your request for public assistance. This sets the process in motion.
• System works best using Firefox
• Check spam for generated emails
Please Email email@example.com with any questions.
More Information on Public Assistance can be found: https://www.maine.gov/mema/grants/public-assistance-grant-program
Videos and how-to's for the Grants Portal
This short video will help
walk you through setting up a "Grants Portal Applicant Account" if you do not already have an account.
This video will assist an
applicant / sub-recipient
with submitting a request
for "Public Assistance" in
the Grants Portal.
FEMA On-line Training for using Grants Portal (2 steps)
Sign up for a FEMA SID Number
A FEMA SID is required to register for and participate in any training provided by FEMA. All FEMA training providers’ registration systems and enrollment procedures require a valid FEMA SID. The FEMA SID will serve as your unique identifier and be used to maintain the record of FEMA training you attended.
Click the photo below to sign up
Log into the FEMA Training Website
IS-1002: FEMA Grants Portal–Transparency at Every Step.
Course Overview: This course provides an in-depth look
into the Grants Portal. By the end of the course, State,
Local, Tribal, and Territorial Applicants and Recipients
will be able to discuss and use the Grants Portal software
as it pertains to the Public Assistance program.
Click the photo below to sign up
Presented by: The Maine Emergency Management Agency
This is the prerecorded Applicant Briefing for the federally declared disaster 4522DR-ME.
If you have any questions regarding this briefing or the Public Assistance program
please email: firstname.lastname@example.org