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Wildfire Prevention Grants

Posted: 11/21/2023

As part of the Governor’s Wildfire & Forest Resilience Strategy, the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) announced the availability of up to $117M in Wildfire Prevention Grants for local projects that address the risk of wildfire and reduce wildfire potential to communities.

Grant funding may be used for hazardous fuel reduction, wildfire prevention planning, and wildfire prevention education with an emphasis on protecting communities, improving public health and safety, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

Eligible Applicants Include:

  • State & Federal Agencies
  • Native American Tribes
  • Joint Powers Authority (JPA)
  • Local Agencies

Project submissions are reviewed and scored based on their ability to reduce the threat of wildfires to the greatest number of habitable structures in the State Responsibility Area and surrounding populations.

Projects that benefit or focus on assisting those with disadvantaged and low income, disabled, or elderly populations will receive additional priority.

Projects that demonstrate a carbon benefit by reducing the carbon emissions during the implementation of the project will also be prioritized. The deadline for applications is January 10, 2024.

Read the full announcement or watch this webinar
for more information on wildfire prevention grants

What is CAL FIRE?

The California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection is the fire department of the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA), responsible for fire protection across 31 million acres of state land, as well as the administration of state public and private forests.

CAL FIRE provides varied emergency services in 36 of the state's 58 counties via contracts with local governments.

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