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USDA Community Wildfire Defense Grant 2022 Northeast-Midwest. Due 10/7. $150M Available.

Opportunity Title:

Community Wildfire Defense Grant 2022 Northeast - Midwest



Opportunity Number:

USDA-FS-2022-CWDG-NEMW



Description:

The purpose of the Community Wildfire Defense Grant 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. More details on these three priorities can be found in the Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs).

The CWDG 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.



Eligibility:

City or township governments

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

County governments

Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)

State governments

Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Special district governments

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)



Total Amount Available:

$150,000,000



Maximum Award:

$10,000,000



Application Deadline:

October 7, 2022



Opportunity Link



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