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CalFire: Forest Health Grants - Up to $5M Available (Deadline 3/4/2022)


CAL FIRE’s Forest Health Program funds active restoration and reforestation activities aimed at providing for more resilient and sustained forests to ensure future existence of forests in California while also mitigating climate change, protecting communities from fire risk, strengthening rural economies and improving California’s water & air.

Through grants to regionally-based partners and collaboratives, CAL FIRE seeks to significantly increase fuels management, fire reintroduction, treatment of degraded areas, and conservation of forests.

Project activities funded by CAL FIRE's Forest Health Grant Program may include:

  • Forest fuels reduction

  • Prescribed fire

  • Pest management

  • Reforestation

  • Biomass utilization

  • Conservation easements and/or land acquisition through the Forest Legacy Program

  • Research through the Forest Research Program


Eligible applicants include:

  • Local, state, and federal agencies including federal land management agencies;

  • Universities;

  • Special districts;

  • Native American tribes;

  • Private forest landowners; and

  • Non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations (e.g., fire safe councils, land trusts.)

Eligible Geography/Projects: Forest Health projects must focus on large, landscape-scale forestlands composed of one or more landowners, which may cover multiple jurisdictions. Large landscapes will usually include watersheds, firesheds, or larger logical management units. The total project area should aim to be no less than 800 acres in size; landscape units do not have to be contiguous.

Award Details: Maximum Award: $5M

Minimum Award: $750K

Submission Details:

Forest Health Grants Virtual Workshop - Weds January 12, 2022: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM PT Application Deadline: 3:00 PM PST on 3/4/22

Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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