Initial Damage Assessment Procedure
Why Submit Initial Damage Assessment Forms
Initial Damage Assessment Forms are used to serve as a tool to be utilized by local officials and others in conducting local damage assessments of publicly owned property. These forms enable local officials to determine the severity and magnitude of the event. The data is then analyzed to determine if the disaster related costs and damages could qualify for any State and/or Federal assistance.
Delaying and/or not submitting your jurisdiction's disaster related costs and damages could make your organization ineligible for obtaining any State and/or Federal assistance.
Who Should Complete the Initial Damage Assessment Forms
Any public entity claiming to have disaster related costs and/or damages to its organization, such as:
- Eligible private non-profit
- Local government and public entities
- State, county, city, townships or rural communities
What Should Be Documented
- Document only disaster-related costs and damages.
- View examples of damages and eligible work to document (PDF).
- Pre-existing damages and/or poorly maintained public property are not eligible.
At this time don't send any invoices, insurance policies, pictures, maps, and contracts, but be ready to provide them when requested. We recommend keeping separate files for each damaged site to store all related documents in.
Initial Damage Assessment Forms
Complete the form(s) that pertain to your organization. After filling out the form(s) please save to your computer and send as an attachment via email or fax them to 218-281-6093. Please include your contact information.
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