State Fire Assistance

Agency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Funding Amount$88,000,000.00
Bureau Name Forest Service
Funding Mechanism Grant, Financial Assistance, Technical Assistance
New? No
Funding Mechanism Grant, Financial Assistance, Technical Assistance

Funding Amount Notes

Period of Availability Each annual $17.6 million tranche has a four-year period of availability
Recipients Community And State (Primary Partners Including National Association of State Foresters And State Forestry Agencies)
Program Description Through the State Fire Assistance program, the Forest Service supports and assists State Foresters and local communities in building capacity for wildfire prevention, mitigation, control, and suppression on non-Federal lands. The program helps State agencies create more fire-adapted communities by implementing pre-fire prevention and mitigation programs and emphasizing pre-fire planning and risk reduction in the Wildland Urban Interface. The program funds important training in safer initial attack responses to wildfire that are also effective. Additionally, the program improves capacity to assist other Federal, State, and local agencies in aiding communities affected by fire and non-fire emergencies, such as hurricanes and floods
Eligible Uses Supporting States and local communities. link
Statutory Location Division J, Title VI
Federal Cost Share Requirement Yes