2018 Grant Program

California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) will begin accepting applications for its competitive application process for 2018 wildfire prevention grants on April 3, 2018. The application deadline is May 15, 2018 at 5 p.m. PT (Pacific Time).

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2018 Grant Cycle Timeline

April 3, 2018 Grant Clearinghouse opens for online applications
April 3-13, 2018 Grant Application Training Workshops scheduled at various locations
May 15, 2018 5:00 p.m. PT Deadline to submit grant applications

Grant Program Guidance

1. 2018 Grant Application Handbook
2. 2018 Request for Applications (RFA)
3. 2018 Grant Application Workshop Slides
4. 2018 SFA and SMG Application Planning Tool
5. Contact a Grant Specialist in your region
6. Communities At Risk List
7. Grant Application Webinar (recorded on 4/25/18)

Funding is provided through master grants to CFSC by the U.S. Forest Service to administer the Grants Clearinghouse program, with CFSC issuing subawards to successful applicants for 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

Funding, Cost Share Requirement and Duration

CFSC has approximately $5,450,000 million available for 2018 wildfire prevention projects. There are two grant programs this year,
• State Fire Assistance program “SFA and SMG” has $4,150,000 available
• Tree Mortality Grant program “TMG” has $1,300,000 available

For the SFA program, the mandatory cost share is 100%. Federal funding can account for up to 50% of the project’s cost and the remaining 50% must come from non-federal sources and can include cash and/or third-party in-kind. For example, a $200,000 grant request will need to be matched with $200,000 from the applicant and cooperators. The grant performance period is 24 months. Grant funds cannot be expended after the termination date.

For the TMG program, the mandatory cost share is 75%-25%, the federal grant dollars can account for 75% of the project costs and 25% must come from non-federal sources and can include cash and/or third-party in-kind. The grant performance period is 24 months. Grant funds cannot be expended after the termination date.


Grant Application Trainings

At this free workshop, California Fire Safe Council programs staff will provide an overview of California Fire Safe Council’s 2 grant programs, share insights into the federal grants process and train participants in best practices for composing successful California Fire Safe Council grant applications.

It is strongly recommended that all applicants, new and returning, attend one of the workshops. In addition to the vital training, attendees have an opportunity to network with other applicants and share ideas, tips and successes.

Each organization will receive one copy of the comprehensive Grant Application Training Handbook with slides, notes and additional resources.

The trainings are from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. Lunch and refreshments will be served at all trainings. Registration is required by March 30, 2018 to reserve your spot and lunch.

Register here for a free Grant Application Workshop near you! Registration is CLOSED

Click here to register for the Webinar. Details below

□ April 4, 2018 McClellan Forest Service Wildland Fire Training Center 3237 Peacekeeper Way, McClellan CA Room N-115 CLOSED
□ April 6, 2018 USDA Service Center Shasta-Trinity National Forest 3644 Avtech Parkway Redding, CA CLOSED
□ April 11, 2018 Clovis-Sierra Forest Supervisor’s Office 1600 Tollhouse Road, Clovis, CA CLOSED
□ April 13, 2018 CFSC Ontario Field Office 3200 Inland Empire Blvd Ontario, CA 91764
□ WEBINAR April 25, 2018 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required.

How to Apply

Setting up an account with the Grants Clearinghouse is easy!

Simply click on the 2018 Grant Programs link to create a free account and complete the fields in the “New ZoomGrants Account” box on the right hand side of the screen.

Important Notices

This grant program and publication are funded in full by the U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region under the terms of Grant numbers 17-DG-11052012-122, 17-DG-11052012-139, and 17-DG-11052012-147. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Forest Service. California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) is committed to making its materials and programs accessible to all customers and employees. If you experience any difficulty accessing information provided by CFSC, please contact us at info@cafiresafecouncil.org or (916) 648-3600. We will do our best to assist you. This may include providing the information to you in an alternate format.

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, CFSC is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs. CFSC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.