CAL FIRE: Wildfire Resilience Block Grants Open 2/14/22 - 4/1/22 $10M Available
Opportunity Title: Wildfire Resilience Block Grant
CAL FIRE created a grant opportunity in 2020 focused around providing funding for eligible entities to provide technical and financial assistance to forestland owners. The purpose of the block grant is to allow prospective grantees the ability to provide a program of financial and technical forestry assistance to nonindustrial forest landowners, where the grantee serves as the supervising entity, receives the grant from CAL FIRE and then provides outreach and/or technical/financial assistance to landowners so they can conduct forest restoration or management activities on their property. In 2020, CAL FIRE awarded $2.2M to two grantees. This program remains dependent on special funds.
Up to $10 million is available to Wildfire Resilience projects.
CAL FIRE's Wildfire Resilience team seeks to maintain and enhance the resilience of California’s small non-industrial private forestland owners to promote healthy resilient forests throughout the state by supporting a diverse set of projects designed to interact with landowners in a similar fashion as the California Forest Improvement Program (CFIP).
Applicants are limited to counties, resource conservation districts, special districts, and 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that have the capacity to deliver a forestry based technical and financial assistance program to non-industrial forest landowners.
Projects should prioritize funding forest improvement practices including but not limited to tree and brush thinning, tree release, pruning, site preparation and tree planting, follow up work to support tree growth, and/or slash disposal. This grant opportunity will not fund prescribed fire but will fund burning of piles for slash disposal.
Applicants are limited to counties, resource conservation districts, special districts, and 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that have the capacity to deliver a forestry-based assistance program.
Total Amount Available: $10M
Application Deadline: 4/1/22
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