Resources available for
State agencies are working together to explore all available recovery resources and to make those accessible for Sublette County, Hoback Ranches Service and Improvement District and those impacted by the fire. We encourage those who have suffered damages to look at the available resources listed below.
For additional assistance or direction to the right agency, contact Kelly Ruiz. Wyoming Office of Homeland Security, at 307-777-4909 or at email@example.com
The University of Wyoming has beneficial information for those impacted. See more at http://www.uwyo.edu/barnbackyard/resources/wildfire.html
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
HMGP-Post Fire is a mitigation grant intended to reduce community vulnerability to disasters and their effects, promote individual and community safety and resilience, and promote community vitality following a major fire. Priority is given to projects which support wildfire recovery, and may be used for other, non-fire-related mitigation projects if funding is not fully utilized for wildfire recovery. HMGP-Post Fire is available to states following a fire which received a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) to assist with fire suppression costs. Federal funding available: $425,008
Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program
The PDM Grant is a mitigation grant intended to reduce community vulnerability to disasters and their effects, promote individual and community safety and resilience, and promote community vitality. Funding is allocated annually by congress and is available nationwide.
Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program
The FMA Grant is a mitigation grant intended to reduce or eliminate claims under the National Flood Insurance Program, with a focus on mitigating repetitive loss properties and severe repetitive loss properties. The FMA Grant Program was created as part of the National Flood Insurance Reform Act. Funding is provided annually through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Assistance and Resources for Homeowners/Individuals/Agricultural Producers
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, NRCS will provide technical and funding assistance to producers to address resource concerns of livestock production limitation, degraded plant condition, soil erosion. Some of the conservation practices used to address these resource concerns include: Livestock Water, Livestock Pipelines, Fencing, Grass Seedings, Prescribed Grazing management (deferment), Critical Area Planting, Diversion, Mulching, Stormwater Runoff Control, and Precision Land Forming.
Wyoming State Forestry Landowner Assistance
Wyoming State Forestry Division provides on-site consultation for landowners following wildfires, providing information on revegetation, erosion control, and general forest management.
Farm Services Agency (FSA)
The Emergency Conservation Program (ECP), administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA), provides emergency funding and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers to rehabilitate farmland damaged by natural disasters and to implement emergency water conservation measures in periods of severe drought.
Wyoming Department of Insurance
The Wyoming Department of Insurance provides assistance to consumers with questions or complaints relating to insurance coverage.
Livestock Indemnity Program
The 2014 Farm Bill authorized the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) to provide benefits to eligible livestock owners or contract growers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by eligible loss conditions, including eligible adverse weather, eligible disease and eligible attacks (attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government or protected by federal law, including wolves and avian predators).
University of Wyoming Extension
UW Extension offers educational classes and expertise on land management, fire mitigation practices, landowner safety, burned area recovery, forestry practices, risk management strategies, and a variety of other programs.
Clean Water Act Section 319 Grants/Nonpoint Source Program (DEQ/WQD)
Department of Environmental Quality Water Quality Division - Wastewater Technical Assistance
Department of Environmental Quality Water Quality Division - Stream Restoration
Department of Environmental Quality Water Quality Division - Mine Location Technical Assistance
Department of Environmental Quality Water Quality Division - Well Water Technical Assistance
WBC Economic Disaster Loans
The Challenge Loan statute has a provision that allows a business or group of businesses to apply to the WBC for Economic Disaster declaration. If the request is approved individual businesses may then apply for direct loans in the amount of their actual dollar loss.
Countywide Consensus Grants (CWC)
The CWC program awards grants to the following:
Mineral Royalty Grants (MRG)
The MRG program awards grants to the following:
Wyoming Water Development Commission/Groundwater Exploration Grants
The program provides funding to conduct exploration and feasibility studies to develop groundwater supplies.
Wyoming Water Development Commission/Water Development Program
The program provides funding for the development of new water supply systems and rehabilitation of existing systems. W.S. 41-2-114 defines the three levels of project development to be:
Wyoming Water Development Commission/UW Water Research Program
The program provides funding for water related research at the University of Wyoming. Past program topics have included water supply, water quality, and forest management topics.
Are you interested in becoming a member of a Type 3 Incident Management Team? Find out how at WyoIMT.org.
The Wyoming All-Hazards Incident Management Team Qualification System (WIMTQS) integrates best practices adapted from NIMS sources as well as the tried and proven history the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) has had with managing an incident qualification system. The Wyoming system and guide have been adapted from the All-Hazards Incident Management Team Association and their Interstate Incident Management Team Qualifications System (IIMTQS).