Fire Management Assistance Grant

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​Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) Photo of Fire burning in Shasta County

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 public (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: 

  • Threat to lives and improved property, including threats to critical facilities/infrastructure, and critical watershed areas; 
  • Availability of State and local firefighting resources; 
  • High fire danger conditions, as indicated by nationally accepted indices such as the National Fire Danger Ratings System;
  • Potential major economic impact.

The entire process is accomplished on an expedited basis and a decision is rendered in a matter of hours.

FMAG Reimbursement Process

Once the fire incident period is established the following must take place within 30 days from the incident end date:

An Applicants’ Briefing

An Applicants' Briefing is an overview of the program that includes general eligibility of costs as well as providing the necessary forms and due dates for reimbursement.

The jurisdiction requesting the FMAG should begin looking for potential Applicants' Briefing locations once the FMAG is declared. This facility must be ADA compliant and large enough to hold all potential applicants. In addition, the jurisdiction should maintain a list of potential applicants participing in the fire.  A Cal OES Recovery FMAG team member will contact the local jurisdiction who requested the FMAG, for an invitation list and coordination of the briefing.

Please keep in mind, the date of the briefing cannot be finalized until the incident period is established.

 

Request for Fire Management Assistance Subgrant (RFMAS) Submission 

Eligible applicants must submit a Request for Fire Management Assistance Subgrant (RFMAS) FEMA Form 089-0-24 to Cal OES within 30 days of the close of the incident period. RFMAS applications may be submitted via email or at the Applicants' Briefing.  Even though the official RFMAS deadline cannot be determined until the incident period is established, RFMAS applications are accepted as soon as the FMAG is declared.

​​Schedule of Applicants' Briefings for FMAG events:

Current Applicants' Briefing Schedule

 

 

Applicant's Benefits Calculation Worksheet - FEMA Form 009-0-128 - updatedhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Applicant's Benefits Calculation Worksheet - FEMA Form 009-0-128 - updated.pdfApplicant's Benefits Calculation Worksheet - FEMA Form 009-0-128 - updatedFEMA Form 009-0-128Cost Accounting Forms1/18/2019 11:30:54 PM
Request for Fire Management Assistance Subgrant (RFMAS)https://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/001-RFMAS, FEMA FORM 089-0-24.pdfRequest for Fire Management Assistance Subgrant (RFMAS)Potential applicants must submit this application to Cal OES within 30 days from the close of incident in order to be considered for the FMAG program.Recovery Forms10/20/2017 5:10:18 PM
Project Assurances for Federal Assistance (Cal OES 89) Fillable Formhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/004-Cal OES 89 rev 02-16-17 fillable.pdfProject Assurances for Federal Assistance (Cal OES 89) Fillable FormRequired document for all federal disaster assistance grants, in a fillable document.Recovery Forms6/17/2019 7:59:09 PM
Signature Authority for California State Agencies (Cal OES 130SA)https://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Cal OES 130SA.pdfSignature Authority for California State Agencies (Cal OES 130SA)Submitted by State Agencies when submitting an RFMAS or RPA Recovery Forms6/17/2019 7:58:27 PM

​Contact Us

John Melendez
FMAG Program Manager
(916) 845-8502
john.melendez@caloes.ca.gov

 

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