The Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) is federal financial assistance available to States, local and tribal governments, for the mitigation, management, and control of fires on publicly or privately owned forests or grasslands.
An FMAG is requested by a Local or State fire agency through the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA). Cal EMA will submit a request by telephone to FEMA while the fire is burning uncontrolled, and threatens such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. There are four criteria that FEMA uses to evaluate the threat posed by a fire or fire complex:
The entire process is accomplished on an expedited basis and a FEMA decision is rendered in a matter of hours.
FMAG Application Deadline
Applicants eligible to apply for FMAG:
Applicants ineligible to apply for FMAG:
- Private Non-Profit Organizations
There is no state cost share for FMAG. The FMAG program will reimburse applicants 75% of eligible costs per the FEMA-State Agreement.
Schedule of Applicant's Briefings for FMAG events: