Special Grant Opportunity

California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) is pleased to announce a special grant program for fire protection planning in parts of Riverside, San Bernardino and Siskiyou counties.*

Applicants may apply for funding to create or update Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP), Fire Management Plans, and related fire protection planning documents. Fuels reduction projects and educational programs are not eligible under this funding opportunity.

The funding for this grant program is made possible by the Cooperative Fire Program of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Pacific Southwest Region, as part of Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Joint Landscape Restoration Partnership projects in the Mid-Klamath River area and parts of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.

Fire Safe Councils, fire departments, and tribes are encouraged to apply for this funding to create or update these important planning documents.

Funding Available and Eligible Area

$90,000 Happy Camp and immediate surrounding area in Siskiyou County*

$450,000  Mountain communities adjacent to the San Bernardino National Forest in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties*

*See maps for exact boundaries of the eligible areas

SBD RIV CWPP Boundary Map

Mid Klamath CWPP Area Map1


Grant Application Period:

September 24, 2014                  Program opens for online grant applications

October 24, 2014, 5:00 PM           Deadline for submission of online grant applications


Free Training for Applicants:

CFSC offers training workshops to assist applicants of this grant opportunity. All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend even if they have received grants from CFSC in previous years. The workshops are free and presented by CFSC Grant Managers. RSVP is required.


Wednesday, September 24

10:00am – 3:00pm

Location: Cal Fire Headquarters

3800 Sierra Way, San Bernardino, CA 92405

RSVP to Katie Martel, Grant Manager

(626) 335-7426

Thursday, September 25

10:00am – 3:00pm

Location: TBD(Happy Camp area) 

RSVP to Dan Lang, Senior Grant Manager

(916) 648-3600


Program Eligibility:

Applications must be for fire protection planning projects within the grant boundaries. Applicant organizations must have legal standing to be eligible for a grant from California Fire Safe Council. Nonprofit, For-Profit or Other entities must be incorporated to do business in the State of California and have a Federal Employer Identification Number/Federal Tax Identification Number (FEIN/FTIN). An applicant organization that does not meet these requirements must identify a fiscal sponsor with legal standing to receive the funds on its behalf. Individuals are not eligible to apply.


Check back for updated information and resources!


Acknowledgements: This grant program is funded in full by the U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region under the terms of Grants No. 14-DG-11052012-123 and 14-DG-11052012-125. The opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Forest Service. CFSC is an equal opportunity provider.