The California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) will begin accepting applications for its competitive application process for 2016 wildfire prevention grants on March 10, 2016. The application deadline is April 22, 2016, at 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.


Funding is available for the following areas of wildfire prevention:

  • Hazardous fuels reduction and maintenance projects on non-federal land
  • Community Wildfire Protection Plans and other planning or assessment documents
  • Prevention and mitigation education and outreach opportunities for landowners and residents in at-risk communities


The maximum grant is $200,000 and requires a 1:1 non-federal match (cash or in-kind).


The CFSC offers a Grant Application Training to provide a better understanding of the grant application process, including the new ZoomGrants system, federal grant regulations and requirements, grant program information, and submittal of a competitive grant application. It is strongly recommended that all applicants, new and returning, attend one of the workshops. In addition to vital training, attendees have an opportunity to network with other applicants and share ideas, tips, and successes.


The trainings are from 10:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. Lunch and refreshments will be served at all trainings. Registration is required by March 4, 2016, to reserve your spot and lunch.

  • March 14, 2016 – Shasta-Trinity National Forest Office, Redding, CA
  • March 17, 2016 – Carmel Highlands Fire Station, Monterey, CA
  • March 22, 2016 – Angeles National Forest Office, Arcadia, CA
  • March 24, 2016 – Wildland Fire Training Center, McClellan, CA