Contact: Amber Gardner
CALIFORNIA FIRE SAFE COUNCIL
ANNOUNCES RE-OPENING OF 2018 FIRE PREVENTION GRANT PROGRAM ON AUGUST 1, 2018
Sacramento, Ca – June 13, 2018—Funding for fire protection planning, education and fuels reduction projects in California
California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) will be re-opening it’s $5.45 million grant competition for 2018 Fire Prevention Grants Program for funding for fire prevention education, planning and hazardous fuels reduction projects on August 1, 2018. The deadline is August 30, 2018.
The 30 day extension will encourage applicants to utilize CAL FIRE’s 2018 CCI grants to meet the match requirement.
Applications submitted during the first round may be revised or left as-is.
Approximately $5.45 million are available in two grant programs:
State Fire Assistance “SFA and SMG” Grant Program
- $4.15 million in funding available
- Funds are available for all fire prevention activities including training, planning, hazardous fuel treatment, and fire prevention education.
- Projects must be located in California or the Tahoe region of Nevada.
- The maximum amount that can be requested has been increased from $200,000 to $250,000
- The match requirement is 100% or dollar-for-dollar.
Tree Mortality “TMG” Grant Program
- $1.3 million in funding available
- Funds are available for all fire prevention activities including training, planning, hazardous fuel treatment, and fire prevention education, providing safety Water tank liner.
- Projects are restricted to the 10 ear marked “Tree Mortality Counties” Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Kern, Madera, Mariposa, Placer, Tulare and Tuolumne.
- The maximum amount that can be requested has been increased from $130,000 to $300,000.
- The match requirement is 25%.
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. CFSC is an equal opportunity provider.