FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Montana to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Richard Spring Fire from Aug. 8-20, 2021.
Federal funding is available to the state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the Richard Spring Fire in Rosebud County and the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
Alana B. Kuhn has been named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of damage assessments.