Utah Department of Public Safety

Emergency Management - Fire Management Assistance Grant Program

Fire Management Assistance Grants are used to help manage and control fires that threaten to cause a major disaster.

The grants are used to reimburse 75 percent of eligible state and local costs associated with the firefight. The assistance covers costs such as firefighting and support services; pre - positioning federal and out - of - state resources; evacuations; sheltering; traffic control; security; and emergency operations centers.

The FMAGP is authorized under Section 420 of the Stafford Act, as amended by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.

FMAGP allows for the "mitigation, management, and control" of fires burning on publicly or privately owned forest or grasslands which threaten such destruction as would constitute a major disaster.

FMAGP allows for the provision of assistance under Section 403, Essential Assistance of the Stafford Act (also considered to be Public Assistance B (Emergency Work)).\

FMAGP allows State, Indian tribal, and local entities to apply to the Grantee for subgrants.

The State of Utah's Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands and the Division of Emergency Management work together in the fire management assistance declaration process.

If you have any questions regarding Fire Management Assistance Grants, feel free to contact Brad Bartholomew at (801) 538-3769 or bbart@utah.gov.

FMAGP Information Sheet

Wildfire Suppression - FMAGP

[Last Update - Friday, 08-Mar-2013 16:25:54 MST]