Revision 20-1; Effective June 1, 2020


The following changes were made:

Section Title Change
10110 Serious Need and Necessary Expense Clarifies “serious need” and “necessary expense.”
10210.9 Medical and Dental Guidelines Updates financial assistance provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to individuals and households with medical or dental expenses caused by a disaster. Adds mental health services and ADA service animals also considered eligible expenses.
10210.10 Funeral Guidelines Changes the maximum allowance for funerals from $6,500 to $9,000 per death. Adds definitions for funeral assistance key terms. Clarifies conditions of eligibility and required documentation.
10210.11 Personal Property Guidelines Updates FEMA assistance and conditions applicants must meet for eligibility.
10210.11.1 Stored Personal Property Adds a new section for damaged personal property items in storage at the time of a disaster.
10210.12 Transportation Guidelines Updates transportation repair and transportation replacement that may be awarded, not to exceed $9,000 per vehicle. Adds considerations for second vehicles and gifted vehicles.
10210.13 Moving and Storage Guidelines Updates assistance for disaster-related moving and storage of essential personal property following a disaster event.
10210.14 Child Care Guidelines Clarifies the maximum amount of assistance for child care.
10210.15 Miscellaneous Expenses Guidelines Updates FEMA financial assistance for certain disaster-caused miscellaneous expenses.
10210.16 Critical Needs Assistance (CNA) Updates FEMA financial assistance to applicants who have immediate or critical needs because they are displaced from their primary dwelling.