FIRE RECOVERY RESOURCES
Catastrophic wildfires have affected numerous counties in the North Central region. The goal of NCNMEDD is to provide support for local governments in accessing recovery funds and to encourage as much local contracting as possible through the recovery process. For questions related to fire recovery, reach out to Christopher Madrid at 505-920-9257.
FEMA Individual Assistance For those impacted by the fires, apply for assistance.
New Mexico Wildfires: How to Start the Disaster Recovery Process hosted by New Mexico District Office | The U.S. Small Business Administration | SBA.gov, ongoing on Thursdays 11am-12noon.
Firewise USA helps communities of 2,500 or less identify and reduce risks of wildfire. Learn more about how to start a Firewise Program to protect your family's safety, your home, and your neighborhood.
NRCS Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) safeguards lives and property from floods, drought, and the products of erosion on any watershed whenever fire, flood or any other natural occurrence is causing or has caused a sudden impairment of the watershed. Eligible sponsors include governmental subdivisions or tribes.
New Mexico nonprofits and federally-recognized Tribes may apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and all funding will be for core operating support.
$5,000-$25,000 grants available for organizations/programs in Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Taos, Colfax, Mora, Rio Arriba, and San Miguel Counties, and/or Northern New Mexico Tribal and Pueblo communities. The grants fund nonprofits to build internal capacity to access federal funds. Deadline: June 30 or when funding is exhausted.
If you live in one of the New Mexico counties designated for assistance (Colfax, Lincoln, Mora, San Miguel, or Valencia) and your primary home is not safe, sanitary, or livable due to damage from the wildfires and straight-line winds:
if uninsured, apply for assistance.
if you have insurance, file a claim with your insurance company first and then you may apply for FEMA assistance.