There may be programs and services provided by organizations for communities that have been affected by wildfire.
A statewide comprehensive Agency Program Guide was developed by a multi-agency team following the 2014/2015 wildfires. But a few commonly used programs are also summarized below with local contact information. Or check our Resources Library page for more program information.
NRCS: Emergency Watershed Protection Program
- WHAT: Provides technical and financial assistance to safeguard people and property following natural disasters.
- WHO: Public and private landowners are eligible but they must be represented by a government sponsor (city, county, conservation district, etc).
- HOW MUCH: 75% Federal funds and 25% local sponsor funds.
- CONTACT: Local NRCS Service Center or EWP Recovery Webpage
USACE: Advanced Measures Program
- WHAT: Provides assistance to non-federal governments prior to flooding events to protect life and safety in situations of imminent flood threat.
- WHO: Request must come from the state or tribe. Work with the WA State Emergency Management Division to make a request.
- HOW MUCH: 100% Federal funds but Advanced Measures assistance is in support of state and local ongoing efforts to mitigate the threat.
- CONTACT: Seattle District Emergency Operations Center at 206-764-3406
FEMA: Fire Management Assistance Grant Program
- WHAT: Provides assistance to minimize immediate adverse effects of wildland fires that threaten to cause major disasters. In can include fire-related activities such as sheltering, EOCs, support services, and temporary repairs.
- WHO: Request must come from the state, local, or tribal government to the FEMA Regional Director at a time a threat exists.
- HOW MUCH: 75% Federal funds and 25% sponsor funds.
- CONTACT: Contact FEMA Region X at 425-487-4600 or visit the FMAG Frequently Asked Questions page for program details.