Coming Soon: USDA Community Wildfire Defense Grant Program. $10M Available.
Community Wildfire Defense Grant Program
The purpose of the Community Wildfire Defense Grant Program is to assist at-risk local communities and Indian Tribes with planning and mitigating against the risk created by wildfire.
The Act prioritizes at-risk communities in an area identified as having high or very high wildfire hazard potential, are low-income, and/or have been impacted by a severe disaster.
The CWDGP helps communities in the wildland urban interface (WUI) implement the three goals of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (Cohesive Strategy):
Restore and Maintain Landscapes: Landscapes across all jurisdictions are resilient to fire-related disturbances, in accordance with management objectives.
Create Fire Adapted Communities: Human populations and infrastructure can withstand a wildfire without loss of life and property.
Improve Wildfire Response: All jurisdictions participate in making and implementing safe, effective, efficient risk-based wildfire management decisions.
This program is authorized in Public Law 117-58, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, commonly referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).
There are two primary project types for which the grant provides funding:
The development and revision of Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP).
The implementation of projects described in a CWPP that is less than ten years old.
For project implementation: Described in a CWPP that is not more than 10-years old
Entity type: local governments, Indian Tribes, non-profit organizations, State forestry agencies, Alaska Native Corporations
Roofing ordinance (applies to ½ of the funding)
Maximum Award Available:
CWPP Development or Update - $250,000
CWPP Project Implementation - $10,000,000
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