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The State Public Assistance program provides an organizational structure for the administration of federal grants to eligible public entities for the repair and restoration of damaged public facilities within a federally-declared disaster area. Such entities include state agencies, local governments, and certain private, non-profit organizations. A grant is made to the state of Missouri, which authorizes sub-grants to eligible applicants. Funding is provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in accordance with Public Law 93-288, as amended by the Stafford Act. Public assistance grants are provided on a cost-share basis, with percentages established in the state-rederal agreement, and a federal share of no less than 75 percent.