The Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) program was authorized by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 and provides for the mitigation, management, and control of fires that threaten such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. The purpose of FMAG is to provide supplemental federal assistance to states and local government to fight fires burning on publicly (non-federal) or privately owned forest or grassland.
A Local or State fire agency must request an FMAG through the
Cal OES Fire and Rescue Branch or the
California State Warning Center (CSWC) while the fire is burning uncontrolled. There are four criteria used to evaluate the threat posed by a fire or fire complex:
The entire process is accomplished on an expedited basis and a decision is rendered in a matter of hours.
Once the incident period for the fire is established the following must take place within 30 days from the close of incident date:
As soon as the FMAG is declared, the County may want to begin looking for an ADA compliant location for the briefing; and begin gathering a list of possible applicants to invite to the briefing. The briefing will cover necessary forms and general eligibility of costs, in addition to an overview of the program.
A representative from the Cal OES Recovery FMAG team will contact the County once the incident period is officially established. Please keep in mind, the date of the briefing cannot be finalized until the incident period is established.
There is no state cost-share for FMAG. The FMAG program will reimburse applicants 75% of eligible costs per Title 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR), Part 204.
Eligible applicants must submit a Request for Fire Management Assistance Subgrant Application (RFMAS) FEMA Form 90-133 to Cal OES within 30 days of the close of the incident period.
Current Applicants' Briefing Schedule
Robert LarsenFMAG Program Manager(916) email@example.com