California Fire Safe Council Announces the 2017 Grants Clearinghouse project selections

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!

Organization Name

Proposal Title

Award Amount

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