California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
12/04/19 3:00 PM PT
Grants to California agencies, nonprofit organizations, Native American Tribes, and fire safety councils for wildfire mitigation activities in the northern and southern regions of the state. Applicants must request a project tracking number at least one week before the deadline. Funding is intended for three types of activities: hazardous fuel reduction, fire prevention planning, and fire prevention education.
Projects will be ranked based on the overall benefit to reduce the threat of wildfires to the greatest number of habitable structures, State Responsibility Area, and people. Projects should be designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions during project activities and over time through wildfire reduction. Projects that benefit or focus on assisting those with special needs (i.e. low income, disabled, or elderly) will receive additional priority, as will projects that demonstrate a carbon benefit by reducing the carbon emissions during the implementation of the project. Disadvantaged communities and low-income communities will also be given preference.
The Fire Prevention Grants Program funds three types of activities:
Hazardous Fuel Reduction
Fire Prevention Education
Fire Prevention Planning
Examples of eligible costs include:
GrantWatch ID#: 165728
- Total Grant Request: No Maximum Total Grant Request
- Equipment Limit: $250,000
- Administrative Costs: 12%
- Grant Agreements due: August 31, 2020
- Grant Projects Completion: March 15, 2024
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applicants need to request a Project Tracking Number by emailing one of the following:
- CNRgrants@fire.ca.gov (Northern Region Contact)
- SouthernRegionGrantsProgram@fire.ca.gov (Southern Region Contact)
- CALFIRE.Grants@fire.ca.gov (Sacramento)
You will receive a tracking number for each application you are submitting as well as a link to a Box.com folder that has been set-up for each application.
Should you need additional information, you may contact:
- Adriana Negrea at (916) 568-2933
- Deepti Sharma at 916-568-2925