California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) will begin accepting applications for its competitive application process for 2017 wildfire prevention grants on April 3, 2017. The application deadline is May 12, 2017 at 5 p.m. PST. The grants will support the following areas of wildfire prevention:
- Hazardous fuels reduction and maintenance projects on non-federal land
- Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) and other planning or assessment documents
- Prevention and mitigation education and outreach opportunities for landowners and residents in at-risk communities
CFSC has approximately $2 million available for 2017 wildfire prevention projects. Grant amounts cannot exceed $200,000 per application. There is a dollar for dollar or 50% cost share/match, which means the federal funding can account for up to 50% of the project’s cost. The remaining 50% must come from non-federal sources and can include cash and/or third-party in-kind. The maximum grant award is $200,000 and the duration is 24 months.
Three training workshops and a webinar will be held in April. It is strongly recommended that all applicants, new and returning, attend one of the workshops. More workshop information and registration can be found on the CFSC Grant Program website.