California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) is pleased to announce 21 projects have been preliminarily selected for the 2017 Grants Clearinghouse State Fire Assistance (SFA)Program.
CFSC will provide $2.1 million in federal grant funds to support wildfire risk reduction activities in at-risk communities in 15 counties across California. View the full 2017 Grant Report here
The selected projects help California communities respond to the growing concern over catastrophic wildfire and exemplify efforts to create fire adapted communities. Through subgrants from CFSC, these projects provide support to implement fuel reduction projects such as community chipper programs, fuel breaks, and roadside and defensible space projects. These projects will also utilize educational tools to spread the Fire Safe message and engage community members.
Funding for the 2017 Grants Clearinghouse is provided through master grants to CFSC by the Cooperative Fire Program of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Department of Agriculture, Pacific Southwest Region. These State Fire Assistance (SFA) grants provide $2,100,000 for subgrants to support:
Hazardous fuels reduction and maintenance projects on non-federal land
Community Wildfire Protection Plans and other plans or assessments
Prevention and mitigation education and outreach opportunities.
In addition to the federal funds, the projects will utilize over $2.9 million in matching funds, both in-kind and cash contributions. This generous support demonstrates the value of collaboration and partnerships among agencies and organizations to create Fire Adapted Communities.
Congratulations to the Fire Safe Councils, resource conservation districts, fire protection agencies, and other organizations whose projects were selected for funding! Special thanks to USFS for supporting these vital projects!
|Blue Lake Springs HOA||Blue Lake Springs Fire Prevention||$200,000|
|El Dorado County Fire Safe Council||Chipper El Dorado||$199,622|
|Sierra Springs Regional Fire Safe Council||SS Fuel Reduction P1||$50,000|
|Mattole Restoration Council||Doreen Drive Neighborhood Fuel Break||$29,650|
|North Topanga Canyon Fire Safe Council||Route 27 Evacuation and Safety Enhancement Phase 4 – Neighborhoods (27 EASE Phase 4 – Neighborhoods)||$70,000|
|Fire Safe Council of Nevada County Inc.||Egress/Ingress Fire Safety Paradigm Change||$200,000|
|Northstar Fire Department||2017 Northstar/Truckee Fire Neighboring Fuels Reduction Project||$32,250|
|Carnelian Woods Townhouse Association||Carnelian Woods Fuel Reduction, Upper Lots 2017||$17,000|
|City of Auburn Fire Department||Bolstering the American River Canyon Shaded Fuel Break: Robie Point-Jordan Lane fuels treatment project extension||$50,000|
|Big Bear Fire Authority||Got Chip? A Way of Life||$137,500|
|Pine Valley Fire Safe Council, Inc.||Brush Chipping Maintenance||$10,040|
|Fire Safe Council of San Diego County/RCD of Greater San Diego County||San Diego Fire Prevention and Fuel Reduction||$200,000|
|Urban Corps of San Diego County||San Diego Back Country Fuel Reduction Project||$88,660|
|San Luis Obispo County Community Fire Safe Council, Inc.||SLO County Chipping Project||$68,200|
|San Luis Obispo County Community Fire Safe Council, Inc.||SLO County CWPP & WUI Pre Plans||$67,100|
|Fire Safe San Mateo County* (partial award)||San Mateo County Hazardous Fuel Reduction Program||$133,254|
|Santa Barbara City Fire Department||Santa Barbara FY2018 Community Fuels Hazard Reduction Project||$17,500|
|Santa Clara FireSafe Council||Santa Clara County Essential Wildfire Education and Fuel Reduction||$186,413|
|Lake Shastina Property Owners Association||Lake Shastina POA Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Community Protection Program 2017||$44,308|
|Trinity County Resource Conservation District||Trinity County CWPP Implementation Ph. II and FSC Coordination||$198,503|
|Ojai Valley Fire Safe Council||Ojai Valley 2018 Wildfire Preparedness Initiative||$100,000|