Council of Western State Foresters
10/29/21 5:00 PM MST
Grants to USA government agencies in multiple states and territories to prevent and reduce the risk of wildfires. Projects may include fire prevention education, community preparedness and planning, and the removal or modification of wildfire fuel sources. Applicants must be located in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawai‘i, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Republic of Palau, American Samoa, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Qualifying Project Types
Reduce Hazardous Fuels / Restore Fire-adapted Ecosystems in the wildland urban interface (WUI):
Fuel reduction projects and vegetation treatments have been identified as a means of mitigating wildfire hazards. Recipients shall facilitate and implement mitigating fuel treatments in or adjacent to identified fire prone communities to reduce the threat of wildfire to communities. These are projects that remove or modify fuels in and/or adjacent to WUI development. Effective fuels mitigation treatments can be implemented across jurisdictional boundaries, on adjoining private lands, or within the respective communities. Projects of this type include fuel breaks, thinning, pruning, landscape modifications, etc. The overall purpose is to modify or break up the fuels in such a way as to lessen catastrophic fire and its threat to public and firefighter safety and damage to property. Another way to prevent future large, catastrophic wildfires from threatening communities is by carrying out appropriate treatments (such as prescribed burning or thinning) to restore and rehabilitate forest and grassland health in and adjacent to the WUI. Such treatments have reduced the severity of wildfires, and may have additional desirable outcomes, such as providing sustainable environmental, social and economic benefits. Project proposals must consider all elements required to implement treatments on the ground, which includes acquiring the necessary permits and consultations needed to complete plans and assessments, as well as treatment prescriptions and measures of success.
Improve Prevention/Education in the Interface:
Recipients can provide leadership to coordinate, develop, and distribute wildland urban interface education programs in association with insurance companies, communities, local government agencies, and other partners. Informational and educational projects must target mitigation of risk and prevention of loss. Projects should lead to the use or establishment of one or more fire program elements such as fire safety codes, implementation of Firewise practices, establishing local fire safe councils, and fuels treatments within fire prone communities. Projects should be concise and clearly demonstrate deliverables and measures of success of prevention/education activities.
Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) are created by local communities and may address issues such as wildfire response, hazard mitigation, community preparedness, structure protection, or a combination of the above. The process of developing these plans can help a community clarify and refine its priorities for the protection of life, property, and critical infrastructure in the wildland-urban interface. The Healthy Forest Restoration Act (HFRA) minimum requirements for a CWPP are: 1) Collaboration (must be developed with community members, local and state government representatives in collaboration with federal agencies and other interested stakeholders), 2) Prioritized Fuel Reduction (plan must identify and prioritize areas for hazardous fuel reduction treatments and recommend the types and methods of treatment), and 3) Treatment of Structural Ignitability (must recommend measures that homeowners and communities can take to reduce the ignitability of structures throughout the area addressed in the plan).
GrantWatch ID#: 174573
Each grant request is limited to a maximum of $300,000. No state/island will receive more than 15% of the funds available in the west.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For questions about the grants programs, please contact:
Associate Policy and Grants Director
2255 Sheridan Blvd, Suite C-327
Edgewater, CO 80214
Western State Fire Managers Member List: https://www.westernforesters.org/about/committees-networks/western-state-fire-managers
USA: Alaska; Arizona; California; Colorado; Hawaii; Idaho; Kansas; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Mexico; North Dakota; Oregon; South Dakota; Utah; Washington; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
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