How to apply...
The Governor, Governor's Authorized Representative, or Indian tribal government may request a fire management assistance declaration through the FEMA Regional Director. To expedite the request, the State or Indian tribal government may submit a telephone request to the Regional Director, promptly followed by a confirming message or letter. The Assistant Director of the Readiness, Response and Recovery Directorate, shall render a decision on the State's request and notify the Regional Director of this decision. This decision may be relayed by telephone, to be followed by a written determination.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.