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Fire Management Assistance Grant

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The Fire Management Assistance Grant Program is authorized by the Stafford Act. Grants are provided to states, Indian tribal, and local governments for the mitigation, management and control of any fire burning on publicly (non-federal) or privately owned forest or grassland that threatens such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. The funds are primarily used for fire suppression services (response) but also for essential assistance (emergency protective measures) as described in Section 403 (42 U.S.C. 5170b) of the Stafford Act. This includes but is not limited to evacuation and sheltering, police barricading, equipment and supplies, and other costs related to fire suppression operations and administration in support of these operations. Of the 32 core capabilities described in the National Preparedness Goal, this program fits into several, including Fire Management and…

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