Fire Management Assistance Grants (FMAGs)

The Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) program provides federal financial assistance to states, local and tribal governments, for the mitigation, management, and control of fires on publicly or privately owned forests or grasslands. FMAGs are requested by TDEM. Requests are submitted electronically while the fire is burning uncontrolled, and threatens such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. The entire process is accomplished on an expedited basis and a FEMA decision is rendered in a matter of hours.  The grant is based on a 75% (federal) and 25% (state and local) match.

Visit FEMA’s Disaster Search Results page for a list of FMAGs and other declarations.

If you have any questions regarding FMAGs, please contact the TDEM Recovery Section at (512) 424-2431.

Agencies should report the response and cost for all fires throughout a calendar year to the Texas Forest Service (TFS). This information is used to calculate the individual and cumulative threshold. Reporting is done through the TFS Web site.

If you have problems or questions reporting, contact the help desk number at (979) 458-7306. You can also click ‘contact us’ at the bottom of that webpage.

Eligible Costs

Ineligible Costs

All agencies need to maintain documentation of their response to the fire that will aid in justifying costs. Documentation examples are: