OpenFEMA API Explorer by Eric Siegel

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Public Assistance Funded Projects Summaries FEMA provides supplemental Federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration… [read more] FEMA provides supplemental Federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain Private Non-Profit (PNP) organizations through the Public Assistance (PA) Program (CDFA Number 97.036). The PA Program also encourages protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process. This dataset lists all public assistance recipients (sub-grantees) and a summary of the funded program support. This is raw, unedited data from FEMA's National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS) and as such is subject to a small percentage of human error. The financial information is derived from NEMIS and not FEMA's official financial systems. Due to differences in reporting periods, status of obligations, and how business rules are applied, this financial information may differ slightly from official publication on public websites such as usaspending.gov; this dataset is not intended to be used for any official federal financial reporting. [hide]
Hazard Mitigation Grants The dataset contains funded (financial obligation to grantee) Hazard Mitigation projects. Open projects still under pre-obligation processing are not… [read more] The dataset contains funded (financial obligation to grantee) Hazard Mitigation projects. Open projects still under pre-obligation processing are not represented. For more information on the Hazard Mitigation Program, please visit: http://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-grant-program. This is raw, unedited data from FEMA's National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS) and as such is subject to a small percentage of human error. The financial information is derived from NEMIS and not FEMA's official financial systems. Due to differences in reporting periods, status of obligations and how business rules are applied, this financial information may differ slightly from official publication on public websites such as usaspending.gov; this dataset is not intended to be used for any official federal financial reporting. [hide]
Public Assistance Funded Projects Details The "Public Assistance Funded Projects Details" dataset contains obligated (financial obligation to grantee) Public Assistance projects, lists public… [read more] The "Public Assistance Funded Projects Details" dataset contains obligated (financial obligation to grantee) Public Assistance projects, lists public assistance recipients designated as applicants in the data, and a list of every funded, individual project, called project worksheets. Open projects still under pre-obligation processing are not represented. FEMA provides supplemental Federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain Private Non-Profit (PNP) organizations through the PA Program (CDFA Number 97.036). The PA Program also encourages protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process. This is raw, unedited data from FEMA's National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS) and as such is subject to a small percentage of human error. The financial information is derived from NEMIS and not FEMA's official financial systems, and due to differences in reporting periods, status of obligations, and how business rules are applied, this financial information may differ slightly from official publication on public websites such as usaspending.gov. This dataset is not intended to be used for any official federal financial reporting. [hide]
OpenFEMA Datasets The dataset lists the published datasets available via FEMA's API The dataset lists the published datasets available via FEMA's API [hide]
Public Assistance Applicants This dataset lists summarized Applicant (sub-grantee) information that supplements the "Public Assistance Funded Projects Detail" dataset. This is raw,… [read more] This dataset lists summarized Applicant (sub-grantee) information that supplements the "Public Assistance Funded Projects Detail" dataset. This is raw, unedited data from FEMA's National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS) and as such is subject to a small percentage of human error. The financial information is derived from NEMIS and not FEMA's official financial systems. Due to differences in reporting periods, status of obligations and how business rules are applied, this financial information may differ slightly from official publication on public websites such as usaspending.gov; this dataset is not intended to be used for any official federal financial reporting. [hide]
OpenFEMA Data Set Fields The dataset lists the fields for each of the published data sets available via the OpenFEMA APIs The dataset lists the fields for each of the published data sets available via the OpenFEMA APIs [hide]
Disaster Declarations Summaries FEMA Disaster Declarations Summary is a summarized dataset describing all federally declared disasters. This dataset lists all official FEMA Disaster… [read more] FEMA Disaster Declarations Summary is a summarized dataset describing all federally declared disasters. This dataset lists all official FEMA Disaster Declarations, beginning with the first disaster declaration in 1953 and features all three disaster declaration types: major disaster, emergency, and fire management assistance. The dataset includes declared recovery programs and geographic areas (county not available before 1964; Fire Management records are considered partial due to historical nature of the dataset). Please note the unique structure of the disaster sequencing (due to a numbering system that originated in the 1950's-1970's): 0001-1999 Major Disaster Declaration 2000-2999 Fire Management 3000-3999 Emergency Declaration (Special Emergency) 4000- Major Disaster Declaration This is raw, unedited data from FEMA's National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS) and as such is subject to a small percentage of human error. The dataset is primarily composed of historical data that was manually entered into NEMIS after it launched in 1998. The financial information is derived from NEMIS and not FEMA's official financial systems. Due to differences in reporting periods, status of obligations, and how business rules are applied, this financial information may differ slightly from official publication on public websites such as usaspending.gov. This dataset is not intended to be used for any official federal financial reporting. [hide]
Housing Assistance Renters This dataset lists aggregated, non-PII dataset of FEMA Housing Assistance Program for House Renters The data was generated by FEMA's ECIM (Enterprise… [read more] This dataset lists aggregated, non-PII dataset of FEMA Housing Assistance Program for House Renters The data was generated by FEMA's ECIM (Enterprise Coordination & Information Management) Reporting team. The dataset is primarily composed of data from Housing Assistance Program reporting authority from FEMA registration renters and owners within the state, county, zip where the registration is valid. This dataset contains aggregated, non-PII data by generated FEMA's ECIM (Enterprise Coordination & Information Management) Reporting team to share data on the impact of the tornadoes precipitating DR 4117 at various geographic levels in Oklahoma, segmented by level of damage. Additional core data elements include: number of applicants, county, zip code, inspections, severity of damage, assistance provided, and owner or renter. Please note: Average income information is available upon request. Income information is voluntary and self-reported, and is intended to be by household. Income is not used to determine eligibility. This dataset is not intended to be an official federal report. Please note: Average income information is available upon request. Income information is voluntary and self-reported, and is intended to be by household. Income is not used to determine eligibility. This dataset is not intended to be an official federal report. Citation: The agency's preferred citation for each dataset is included in its metadata. Users should also cite the date that data was accessed or retrieved from fema.gov and/or Data.gov. Finally, users must clearly state that "FEMA and the Federal Government cannot vouch for the data or analyses derived from these data after the data have been retrieved from the Agency's website(s) and/or Data.gov." This dataset was generated on 6/26/2013 If you have media inquiries about this dataset please email the FEMA News Desk [email protected] or call (202) 646-3272. For other general inquires contact the OpenFEMA team via email [email protected] [hide]
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Property Acquisitions This dataset lists properties from completed acquisition projects funded under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). The HMGP provides grants to… [read more] This dataset lists properties from completed acquisition projects funded under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). The HMGP provides grants to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration. Acquisition projects funded under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) are voluntary and one is under no obligation to sell their home. Acquisition projects are based on the principle of fair compensation for property. Property acquisitions present owners with an opportunity to recoup a large part of their investment in property that probably has lost some, if not most of its value due to damage after a disaster. Under the Stafford Act, any land purchased with Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds must be restricted to open space, recreational, and wetlands management uses in perpetuity Acquisition or Buyout projects, while 75 percent funded by FEMA, are administered by the State and local communities. FEMA does not buy properties directly from the property owners. Communities may offer homeowners who agree to participate in a buyout project up to the fair market value of the home before the disaster struck. A licensed appraiser hired by the community determines the fair market value. No one is obligated to sell their home; these are transactions and prices that both the property owner and communities agreed on. For More information on HMGP please visit http://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-grant-program and HMGP FAQs http://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-grant-programs-frequently-ask-questions. Missing values - In some cases the projects are closed and the data was simply not provided by the sub-grantee or the Grantee and/or entered into the HMGP system. It is likely available as part of the paper file which is considered the file of record. While it is strongly encouraged, it is not required for this data to be provided in the HMGP system for the project to be closed out. For more information on the Hazard Mitigation Assistance - Property Acquisition (buyouts) visit http://www.fema.gov/application-development-process/hazard-mitigation-assistance-property-acquisition-buyouts. This dataset is not intended to be used for any official federal financial reporting. [hide]
Housing Assistance Owners This dataset lists aggregated, non-PII dataset of FEMA Housing Assistance Program for House Owners The data was generated by FEMA's ECIM (Enterprise Coordination… [read more] This dataset lists aggregated, non-PII dataset of FEMA Housing Assistance Program for House Owners The data was generated by FEMA's ECIM (Enterprise Coordination & Information Management) Reporting team. The dataset is primarily composed of data from Housing Assistance Program reporting authority from FEMA registration renters and owners within the state, county, zip where the registration is valid. This dataset contains aggregated, non-PII data by generated FEMA's ECIM (Enterprise Coordination & Information Management) Reporting team to share data on the impact of the tornadoes precipitating DR 4117 at various geographic levels in Oklahoma, segmented by level of damage. Additional core data elements include: number of applicants, county, zip code, inspections, severity of damage, assistance provided, and owner or renter. Please note: Average income information is available upon request. Income information is voluntary and self-reported, and is intended to be by household. Income is not used to determine eligibility. This dataset is not intended to be an official federal report. Please note: Average income information is available upon request. Income information is voluntary and self-reported, and is intended to be by household. Income is not used to determine eligibility. This dataset is not intended to be an official federal report. Citation: The agency's preferred citation for each dataset is included in its metadata. Users should also cite the date that data was accessed or retrieved from fema.gov and/or Data.gov. Finally, users must clearly state that "FEMA and the Federal Government cannot vouch for the data or analyses derived from these data after the data have been retrieved from the Agency's website(s) and/or Data.gov." This dataset was generated on 6/26/2013 If you have media inquiries about this dataset please email the FEMA News Desk [email protected] or call (202) 646-3272. For other general inquires contact the OpenFEMA team via email [email protected] [hide]
Registration Intake and Individuals Household Program The dataset is composed of Registration Intake and Individuals and Households Program (IHP) Information from the Individual Assistance (IA) reporting… [read more] The dataset is composed of Registration Intake and Individuals and Households Program (IHP) Information from the Individual Assistance (IA) reporting authority where registration is valid. This dataset contains aggregated, non-PII data by generated FEMA's ECIM (Enterprise Coordination & Information Management) Reporting team to share data on registrations and Individuals and Households Program (IHP) for Hurricane Sandy, segmented by city for the state of New Jersey AND New York where registration is valid. Additional core data elements include: valid call center registrations, valid web registrations, valid mobile registrations, IHP eligible, IHP amount, HA eligible, HA amount, ONA eligible, and ONA amount. Please note: IHP is intended to help with critical expenses that cannot be covered in other ways. The IHP is not intended to return all homes or belongings to their pre?disaster condition. In some cases, IHP may only provide enough money, up to the program limits, for you to return an item to service. Secondary or vacation residencies do not qualify. Please see the IHP Fact Sheet on http://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/orig/fema_pdfs/pdf/media/factsheets/2011/dad_asst_indv_households.pdf and IHP Applicant Guidelines to learn more about the Individuals and Housing Program. This is not intended to be an official report. Citation: The agency's preferred citation for each dataset is included in its metadata. Users should also cite the date that data was accessed or retrieved from fema.gov and/or Data.gov. Finally, users must clearly state that "FEMA and the Federal Government cannot vouch for the data or analyses derived from these data after the data have been retrieved from the Agency's website(s) and/or Data.gov." [hide]
GPD Preparedness (Non-Disaster)/Assistance to Firefighter Grants This data set contains information on both Non-Disaster (ND) and Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) data. ND and AFG are awarded and managed differently… [read more] This data set contains information on both Non-Disaster (ND) and Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) data. ND and AFG are awarded and managed differently within GPD and should be treated with discretion. The only measure in this data set is Award Amount. It is an additive measure that can be applied across multiple dimensions to create various views of the data. AFG awards are assigned to individual Fire Departments. ND Grants are typically assigned to state agencies; however, exceptions do exist such as Port Security Security Grant Program which is assigned to port areas and not States. It is important to know that when looking at Award Amount by State it does not mean the State actually recieved that money. In addition, some grant programs may have pass-through requirements where the recipient State is required to sub-grant a minimum amount of the award and only retain a portion of the award. Grants guidance is described in the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Each grant program has its own grant guidance containing eligibility requirements, program objectives, and funding restrictions which are published annually. FOAs are public documents and may be found online at www.fema.gov/grants. For more information on grants check out: http://www.fema.gov/grants, http://www.fema.gov/preparedness-non-disaster-grants and http://www.fema.gov/welcome-assistance-firefighters-grant-program [hide]
Emergency Management Performance Grants This dataset lists This dataset contains EMPG recipients as reported by their State and a summary of the funded program support as reported by the Recipient… [read more] This dataset lists This dataset contains EMPG recipients as reported by their State and a summary of the funded program support as reported by the Recipient in the Grants Reporting Tool (GRT). The EMPG Program provides resources to assist state, local, tribal and territorial governments in preparing for all hazards, as authorized by Section 662 of the Post Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act (6 U.S.C § 762) and the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. §§ 5121 et seq.). Title VI of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA to make grants for the purpose of providing a system of emergency preparedness for the protection of life and property in the United States from hazards and to vest responsibility for emergency preparedness jointly in the federal government and the states and their political subdivisions. The FY 2016 EMPG will provide federal funds to assist state, local, tribal and territorial emergency management agencies to obtain the resources required to support the National Preparedness Goal's (NPG's) (the Goal's) associated mission areas and core capabilities. The federal government, through the EMPG Program, provides necessary direction, coordination, and guidance, and provides necessary assistance, as authorized in this title to support a comprehensive all hazards emergency preparedness system. The Emergency Management Performance Grant Program is to support a comprehensive, all-hazard emergency preparedness system by building and sustaining the core capabilities contained in the National Preparedness Goal. Examples include: * Completing the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) process; * Strengthening a state or community's emergency management governance structures; * Updating and approving specific emergency plans; * Designing and conducting exercises that enable whole community stakeholders to examine and validate core capabilities and the plans needed to deliver them to the targets identified through the THIRA; * Targeting training and verifying identified capabilities; * Initiating or achieving a whole community approach to security and emergency management. For additional details on the EMPG program visit: https://www.cfda.gov/index?s=program&mode=form&tab=step1&id=8f4094bdf4c3157ff5853246e4ebe795 This dataset is not intended to be an official federal report, and should not it be considered an official federal report. Citation: The agency's preferred citation for each dataset is included in its metadata. Users should also cite the date that data was accessed or retrieved from fema.gov and/or Data.gov. Finally, users must clearly state that "FEMA and the Federal Government cannot vouch for the data or analyses derived from these data after the data have been retrieved from the Agency's website(s) and/or Data.gov." This dataset was first made public on 10/31/2016 and will be updated twice a year. Date Report Run: 10/24/2016 Source of Report-Grants Reporting Tool/BSIR Reporting Information If you have media inquiries about this dataset please email the FEMA News Desk [email protected] or call (202) 646-3272. For other general inquires contact the OpenFEMA team via email [email protected] [hide]
FEMA Web Disaster Summaries This data set contains financial assistance values, including the number of approved applications, as well as individual and public assistance grant amounts. This data set contains financial assistance values, including the number of approved applications, as well as individual and public assistance grant amounts. [hide]
FEMA Web Disaster Declarations This data set contains a list of FEMA recognized areas affected by a disaster, and the type of disaster assistance the area is eligible for. This data set contains a list of FEMA recognized areas affected by a disaster, and the type of disaster assistance the area is eligible for. [hide]
FEMA Web Declaration Areas This data set contains general information on declared disasters, including the disaster number, declaration type, state, description, incident start… [read more] This data set contains general information on declared disasters, including the disaster number, declaration type, state, description, incident start and end dates, and incident type. [hide]
Hazard Mitigation Assistance Projects This dataset contains the properties that were mitigated by projects funded under the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs. Properties are… [read more] This dataset contains the properties that were mitigated by projects funded under the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs. Properties are reported by project identifier, city, zip code, state and region and does not contain any personally identifiable information (PII). The mitigated property dataset can be joined to the OpenFEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Funded Projects dataset by the Project Identifier field. Note, not all projects in the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Funded Project dataset will have mitigated properties (e.g., Planning and Management Cost projects). In some cases data was not provided by the subgrantee (subrecipient), grantee (recipient) and/or entered into the FEMA Mitigation grant systems. The information is likely available as part of the paper file which is considered the file of record. FEMA administers three programs that provide funding for eligible mitigation planning and projects to reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damages. The three programs are the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program, and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant program. This dataset also contains data from the HMA grant programs that were eliminated by the Biggert Water Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW-12): Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC) grant program and Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) grant program. For more information on the Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs, please visit: https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-assistance. This is raw, unedited data from FEMA's mitigation grant systems (NEMIS-MT and e-Grants) and as such is subject to a small percentage of human error. The financial information is derived from FEMA's mitigation grant systems and not FEMA's official financial systems. Due to differences in reporting periods, status of obligations and how business rules are applied, this financial information may differ slightly from official publication on public websites such as usaspending.gov; this dataset is not intended to be used for any official federal financial reporting. Missing values - In some cases data was not provided by the subgrantee (subrecipient), grantee (recipient) and/or entered into the FEMA mitigation grant systems. The information is likely available as part of the paper file which is considered the file of record. If you have media inquiries about this dataset please email the FEMA News Desk [email protected] or call (202) 646-3272. For inquiries about FEMA's data and Open government program please contact the OpenFEMA team via email [email protected] [hide]
Hazard Mitigation Assistance Mitigated Properties This dataset contains the properties that were mitigated by projects funded under the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs. FEMA administers… [read more] This dataset contains the properties that were mitigated by projects funded under the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs. FEMA administers three programs that provide funding for eligible mitigation planning and projects to reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damages. The three programs are the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program, and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant program. This dataset also contains data from the HMA grant programs that were eliminated by the Biggert Water Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW-12): Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC) grant program and Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) grant program. For more information on the Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs, please visit: https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-assistance. The dataset contains properties by project identifier, city, zip code, state and region and does not contain any Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The mitigated property dataset can be joined to the OpenFEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Funded Project dataset by the Project Identifier field. Note, not all projects in the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Funded Project dataset will have mitigated properties (e.g., Planning and Management Cost projects). In some cases data was not provided by the subgrantee (sub-recipient), grantee (recipient) and/or entered into the FEMA mitigation grant systems. The information is likely available as part of the paper file which is considered the file of record. This is raw, unedited data from FEMA's mitigation grant systems (NEMIS-MT and e-Grants) and as such is subject to a small percentage of human error. The financial information is derived from FEMA's mitigation grant systems and not FEMA's official financial systems. Due to differences in reporting periods, status of obligations and how business rules are applied, this financial information may differ slightly from official publication on public websites such as usaspending.gov; this dataset is not intended to be used for any official federal financial reporting. Missing values - In some cases data was not provided by the subgrantee (subrecipient), grantee (recipient) and/or entered into the FEMA mitigation grant systems. The information is likely available as part of the paper file which is considered the file of record. If you have media inquiries about this dataset please email the FEMA News Desk [email protected] or call (202) 646-3272. For inquiries about FEMA's data and Open government program please contact the OpenFEMA team via email [email protected] [hide]
Individual Assistance Housing Registrants Large Disasters 1.1. What is the data in the submission? Individual Assistance is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to individuals and families… [read more] 1.1. What is the data in the submission? Individual Assistance is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to individuals and families who have sustained losses due to disasters. Homeowners, renters, and business owners in designated counties who sustained damage to their homes, vehicles, personal property, businesses, or inventory as a result of a federally declared disaster may apply for disaster assistance. Disaster assistance may include grants to help pay for temporary housing, emergency home repairs, uninsured and underinsured personal property losses, and medical, dental, and funeral expenses caused by the disaster, along with other serious disaster-related expenses. Disaster assistance grants are not taxable income and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid, medical waiver programs, welfare assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, food stamps, Supplemental Security Income, or Social Security Disability Insurance. This dataset contains detailed non-PII data on the Individuals and Households Program (IHP). FEMA provides assistance to individuals and households through the Individual Assistance (IA) program, which includes all of the following: Mass Care and Emergency Assistance (MC/EA); Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP); Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); Disaster Legal Services (DLS); Disaster Case Management (DCM); and Individuals and Households Program (IHP). IHP is comprised of two categories of assistance: Housing Assistance (HA) and Other Needs Assistance (ONA). For more information read FEMA's IHP unified guidance: https://www.fema.gov/ihp-unified-guidance Individual data elements and descriptions are listed in the metadata information within the dataset. 1.2. How is it generated? The data is derived from the National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS). The system has been used since 1998 to process all cases for FEMA's Individual Assistance (IA) program as the system of record. The dataset was extracted using FEMA's Enterprise Data Warehouse to ensure reliable, uniform data. 1.3. How can the data be used? The data can be used to analyze FEMA's IA program response attributes. This could particularly help local and state governments and non-governmental organizations put together applications for funding from the Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program for rebuilding efforts during and after major disaster declarations. This data was instrumental in Hurricane Sandy community rebuilding and is designed for use in the 2017 hurricane season recovery and beyond. OpenFEMA customers can comprehensively identify data trends that demonstrate needs of particular communities. For example, large numbers of households with elderly residents in areas susceptible to flooding who may need specific design considerations in home elevation, or low-income renters concentrated in communities where additional assistance may be needed to improve recovery. Community groups in Texas assisting survivors with their recovery must have accurate and comprehensive data to allocate resources and design recovery programs to accurately and fairly meet the true needs of Texans, particularly the most vulnerable households and communities. The public must have access to this data in order to understand and evaluate state and local recovery plans, and advocate for an effective and equitable recovery. [hide]