National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy: Critical Success Factor - FEMA Grants Final Report and Action Plan   [open pdf - 619KB]

"As part of the development of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (Cohesive Strategy or CS), the Regional Strategy Committees (RSCs) identified barriers and critical success factors (CSFs) that would impact the successful implementation of the Cohesive Strategy at the national level. The Wildland Fire Executive Council (WFEC) tasked the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) to lead the effort for the CSF (12), addressing leveraging Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants to maximize community wildfire mitigation. Three FEMA grant programs were included in this effort: Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), and Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Grants under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The CSF (12) workgroup conducted a gap analysis between stakeholder community wildland fire mitigation needs and provisions contained within grant program policy and guidance documents. The analysis revealed numerous areas for consideration that could have a positive impact on addressing community wildfire mitigation and increasing community resilience to the detrimental impacts of wildfire. Recommendations for further consideration were organized into four broad categories: Awareness, Education and Outreach; Grant Policy and Guidance Development; Grant Processes; and Research Considerations."

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