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COVID-19 INFORMATION

Active Disasters

FEMA-4609-DR-TN, August 21, 2021 Severe Storms and Flooding

Declaration Date:  August 23, 2021

Declared Counties: Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Humphreys

Small Project Threshold: $132,800

Minimum Project Amount: $3,320

Periods of Performance:  In the below table, automatic periods of performance are provided depending on whether the project is Emergency Work or Permanent Work.  If time is still needed at the end of the awarded performance period, the State can approve a limited amount of time.  After this, any time extensions must be approved by FEMA.  Time Extension forms are available under the Grants Management webpage.

Project Types  Automatic  TEMA Authority  FEMA Authority
Emergency Work
Categories A-B 
6 Months
February 22, 2022 
6 Months
August 22, 2022 
Longer 
Permanent Work
Categories C-G 
18 Months
February 22, 2023 
30 Months
August 22, 2025 
Longer 

FEMA-4601-DR-TN, March 27 to April 3, 2021 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Winds, and Flooding

Declaration Date:  May 8, 2021

Declared Counties: Campbell, Cannon, Cheatham, Claiborne, Clay, Davidson, Decatur, Fentress, Grainger, Hardeman, Henderson, Hickman, Jackson, Madison, Maury, McNairy, Moore, Overton, Scott, Smith, Wayne, Williamson, and Wilson

Small Project Threshold: $132,800

Minimum Project Amount: $3,320

Periods of Performance:  In the below table, automatic periods of performance are provided depending on whether the project is Emergency Work or Permanent Work.  If time is still needed at the end of the awarded performance period, the State can approve a limited amount of time.  After this, any time extensions must be approved by FEMA.  Time Extension forms are available under the Grants Management webpage.

Project Types  Automatic  TEMA Authority  FEMA Authority
Emergency Work
Categories A-B 
6 Months
November 7, 2021 
6 Months
May 7, 2022 
Longer 
Permanent Work
Categories C-G 
18 Months
November 7, 2022 
30 Months
May 7, 2025 
Longer 

FEMA-4594-DR-TN, February 11-19, 2021 Severe Winter Storms

Declaration Date:  April 21, 2021

Declared Counties: Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Moore, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Scott, Shelby, and Smith

Small Project Threshold: $132,800

Minimum Project Amount: $3,320

Periods of Performance:  In the below table, automatic periods of performance are provided depending on whether the project is Emergency Work or Permanent Work.  If time is still needed at the end of the awarded performance period, the State can approve a limited amount of time.  After this, any time extensions must be approved by FEMA.  Time Extension forms are available under the Grants Management webpage.

Project Types  Automatic  TEMA Authority  FEMA Authority
Emergency Work
Categories A-B 
6 Months
October 20, 2021 
6 Months
April 20, 2022 
Longer 
Permanent Work Categories C-G  18 Months
October 20, 2022 
30 Months
April 20, 2025 
Longer 

FEMA-4550-DR-TN, May 3-4, 2020 Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Hail, and Flooding

Declaration Date:  July 9, 2020

Declared Counties: Benton, Carroll, Davidson, Decatur, Dickson, Dyer, Hardin, Henderson, Henry, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lake, Lawrence, Lewis, Madison, Maury, Obion, Perry, and Weakley

Small Project Threshold: $131,100

Minimum Project Amount: $3,300

Periods of Performance:  In the below table, automatic periods of performance are provided depending on whether the project is Emergency Work or Permanent Work.  If time is still needed at the end of the awarded performance period, the State can approve a limited amount of time.  After this, any time extensions must be approved by FEMA.  Time Extension forms are available under the Grants Management webpage.

Project Types  Automatic  TEMA Authority  FEMA Authority
Emergency Work
Categories A-B 
6 Months
January 8, 2021 
6 Months
July 8, 2021 
Longer 
Permanent Work
Categories C-G 
18 Months
January 8, 2022 
30 Months
July 8, 2024 
Longer 

FEMA-4541-DR-TN, April 12-13, 2020 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding

Declaration Date:  April 24, 2020

Declared Counties: Bradley, Campbell, Hamilton, Marion, Monroe, Polk, Scott, and Washington

Small Project Threshold: $131,100

Minimum Project Amount: $3,300

Periods of Performance:  In the below table, automatic periods of performance are provided depending on whether the project is Emergency Work or Permanent Work.  If time is still needed at the end of the awarded performance period, the State can approve a limited amount of time.  After this, any time extensions must be approved by FEMA.  Time Extension forms are available under the Grants Management webpage.

Project Types  Automatic  TEMA Authority  FEMA Authority
Emergency Work
Categories A-B 
6 Months
October 23, 2020 
6 Months
April 23, 2021 
Longer 
Permanent Work
Categories C-G 
18 Months
October 23, 2021 
30 Months
April 23, 2024 
Longer 

FEMA-4514-DR-TN, January 20, 2020 to (To be determined) COVID-19 Pandemic

Declaration Date:  April 2, 2020

Declared Counties: Statewide – All Counties

How to Apply: There are actions required from both FEMA and TEMA when getting started.  FEMA requires a Request for Public Assistance be electronically submitted through their Grants Portal.  TEMA requires Applicants fill out an Applicant Registration Form, have it signed by the Authorized Applicant Agent, and provided to TEMA.

Deadline for Submitting Request for Public Assistance: To be determined

Applicant Briefings/Training:  Applicant Briefings have been completed for this declaration.  The following cover additional training/tutorials available.

FEMA scheduled WebinarsGrants Portal Webinars

Training Videos:  The following links are to training videos that FEMA has developed to assist applicants through the streamlined application process.                                           

www.youtube.com/channel/UCIJp91Ds2IaVlR1t8uXcEKg/videos

COVID-19 Guidance: Procurements Under FEMA Awards During Period of Emergency or Exigency
This online tutorial will help participants understand how to properly contract during emergency or exigent circumstances when using federal funds.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdlNKNvu_uw

Small Project Threshold: $131,100

Minimum Project Amount: $3,300

Periods of Performance:  In the below table, automatic periods of performance are provided depending on whether the project is Emergency Work or Permanent Work.  If time is still needed at the end of the awarded performance period, the State can approve a limited amount of time.  After this, any time extensions must be approved by FEMA.  Time Extension forms are available under the Grants Management webpage. 

Project Types  Automatic  TEMA Authority  FEMA Authority
Emergency Work
Categories A-B 
6 Months
October 1, 2020 
6 Months
April 1, 2021 
Longer 
Permanent Work
Categories C-G 
18 Months
October 1, 2021 
30 Months
April 1, 2024 
Longer 

Resources
Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide, April 2018
2019 Schedule of Equipment Rates

Application and Process Guidance
Applicant Quick Guide COVID-19 Process Review
Applicant Quick Guide Grants Portal Account and RPA
Applicant Quick Guide Completing and Submitting a  COVID-19 Project Application
Clarification on Eligible Public Assistance Program Labor Costs for COVID-19
Completing and Submitting a COVID-19 Project Application
COVID-19 Streamlined Project Application
FEMA Job Aid COVID-19 Process Overview
FEMA Job Aid-Expedited Funding for COVID-19
FEMA Job Aid Requests for Information
Recipient Options to VIew Applicant Streamlined Project Applications

COVID Policy Guidance
FAQ on Vaccine Planning for the communities
COVID-19 Pandemic Safe Opening and Operation Work Eligible for Public Assistance Interim Policy
FP 104-009-19 PA Eligibility Policy for COVID
COVID-19 Eligibility Emergency Protective Measures Fact Sheet
COVID-19 Policy Question Provision of Water Eligibility
FEMA COVID-19 Coordinating Public Assistance and Other Sources of Federal Funding
Procurement During Emergency/Exigent Circumstances Fact Sheet
Public Assistance Medical Care Policy for COVID-19
MCEA Pandemic Planning Considerations Guide 508
COVID-19 Fact Sheet Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP)
COVID-19 Floodplain Considerations for Temporary Critical Facilities
COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance
CPOG Webinar Slides
Community Engagement Funding

Food & Nutrition
COVID-19 Purchase and Distribution of Food
Additional Guidance - Purchase and Distribution of Food Eligibility - Final
HHS Community Mitigation Task Force Sustaining Nutritional Needs for At-Risk Individuals
Information on Federal Programs to Sustain Nutrition for At-risk Individuals

Non-Congregate Sheltering
Official Health Order for Non-Congregate Sheltering
Non-Congregate Sheltering Request Letter to SCO

FEMA-4476-DR-TN, March 3, 2020 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding

Declaration Date:  March 5, 2020

Declared Counties: Benton, Carroll, Davidson, Putnam, Smith, and Wilson

Small Project Threshold: $131,100

Minimum Project Amount: $3,300

Periods of Performance:  In the below table, automatic periods of performance are provided depending on whether the project is Emergency Work or Permanent Work.  If time is still needed at the end of the awarded performance period, the State can approve a limited amount of time.  After this, any time extensions must be approved by FEMA.  Time Extension forms are available under the Grants Management webpage.

Project Types  Automatic  TEMA Authority  FEMA Authority
Emergency Work
Categories A-B 
6 Months
September 5, 2020 
6 Months
March 5, 2021 
Longer 
Permanent Work
Categories C-G 
18 Months
September 5, 2021 
30 Months
March 5, 2024 
Longer 

FEMA-4471-DR-TN, October 26, 2019 Severe Storm and Straight-line Winds

Declaration Date:  December 6, 2019

Declared Counties: Benton, Decatur, Hardin, Henderson, Houston, Humphreys, McNairy, Montgomery,

Small Project Threshold: $131,100

Minimum Project Amount: $3,300

Periods of Performance:  In the below table, automatic periods of performance are provided depending on whether the project is Emergency Work or Permanent Work.  If time is still needed at the end of the awarded performance period, the State can approve a limited amount of time.  After this, any time extensions must be approved by FEMA.  Time Extension forms are available under the Grants Management webpage.

Project Types  Automatic  TEMA Authority  FEMA Authority
Emergency Work
Categories A-B 
6 Months
June 6, 2020 
6 Months
December 6, 2020 
Longer 
Permanent Work
Categories C-G 
18 Months
June 6, 2021 
30 Months
December 6, 2023 
Longer 

FEMA-4427-DR-TN, February 19 to March 30, 2019 Severe Weather, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides

Declaration Date:  April 17, 2019

Declared Counties: Anderson, Bedford, Bledsoe, Blount, Campbell, Carter, Cheatham, Claiborne, Clay, Cocke, Coffee, Decatur, Dekalb, Dickson, Dyer, Fentress, Gibson, Giles, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Hawkins, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Loudon, Marion, Marshall, McNairy, Moore, Morgan, Obion, Overton, Perry, Rhea, Roane, Robertson, Scott, Sequatchie, Sevier, Smith, Tipton, Unicoi, Union, Van Buren, Warren, and Wayne

Small Project Threshold: $128,900

Minimum Project Amount: $3,200

Periods of Performance:  In the below table, automatic periods of performance are provided depending on whether the project is Emergency Work or Permanent Work.  If time is still needed at the end of the awarded performance period, the State can approve a limited amount of time.  After this, any time extensions must be approved by FEMA.  Time Extension forms are available under the Grants Management webpage.

Project Types  Automatic  TEMA Authority  FEMA Authority
Emergency Work
Categories A-B 
6 Months
October 16, 2019 
6 Months
April 16, 2020 
Longer 
Permanent Work
Categories C-G
18 Months
October 16, 2020 
30 Months
April 16th, 2023 
Longer