The Public Assistance (PA) Program provides Federal assistance to State and local government organizations for debris removal, emergency protective measures and the permanent repair or replacement of public facilities which are owned and operated by the State and local government organizations. Assistance may also be provided to certain private non-profit (PNP) organizations that provide services of a governmental nature. The Public Assistance Program is administered by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) as the Grantee for the State of Illinois. Eligible organizations for the Programs are considered subgrantees and commonly referred to as applicants. The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act of 1988 (P.L. 93-288, as amended) authorizes the delivery of Federal assistance following a declaration of a major disaster or emergency by the President.