Wildfire Aid for Clay and Montague County

Montague and Clay county have both been approved for FEMA Infrastructure Assistance.

The Public Assistance Grant Program helps to reimburse the state and its agencies, local governments and certain nonprofit organizations for the costs of removing wildfire debris from the public right of way. It also goes towards reimbursing local emergency responders who took measures to protect lives and property before the blaze.

Under the fund, FEMA obligates the state to 75% of the costs while applicants pay for the other 25%.

The other 12 counties approved for FEMA Infrastructure Assistance are Briscoe, Coryell, Edwards, Hall, Howard, Kimble, Menard, Nolan, Sutton and Wise.