Reporting Public Damages

Public damages are those costs and damages incurred by state (agencies and universities) and local governments (townships, cities, counties, villages, schools and special districts) and certain private nonprofit organizations. Only those costs/damages that are a DIRECT result of the disaster should be reported. More information about the assistance available to public entities can be found under the link Assistance for Government/Private-Non-Profits

The damages that will be considered related to public entities fall into the following categories:

  • DEBRIS CLEARANCE
  • EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE MEASURES
  • ROAD SYSTEMS
  • WATER CONTROL FACILITIES
  • PUBLIC AND PRIVATE NONPROFIT BUILDINGS, FACILITIES, AND EQUIPMENT (INCLUDING SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES)

The impact on homes, businesses, agriculture, and the citizens of a community are also considered in addition to the physical impacts on a jurisdiction.

The following forms are available for use by local jurisdictions during disaster events: