2019-2020 California Climate Investments Fire Prevention Grant Program

Post Date: 10/10/2019
Opportunity Type: Funding

What – California’s 2019-2020 budget allocated up to $49.7 million to CAL FIRE’s Fire Prevention Program to improve the resiliency of forested and forest adjacent communities and upper watershed forests while achieving climate goals.

Why - CAL FIRE’s Fire Prevention Grants Program (FP) provides funding for local projects and activities that address the risk of wildfire and reduce wildfire potential to forested and forest adjacent communities. Funded activities include: hazardous fuel reduction, fire planning, and fire prevention education with an emphasis on improving public health and safety while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Who - Eligible grantees may be State Agencies, Native American Tribes, local government within or adjacent to State Responsibility Area including, fire districts, community services districts, water districts, and special districts, or certified local conservation corps, Fire Safe Councils, or other nonprofit organizations organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal Revenue Code. 

Project Types and Activities – The three Qualifying projects and activities include those related to hazardous fuel reduction and removal of dead, dying, or diseased trees, fire prevention planning, and fire prevention education.

How to apply -

Step 1- Project Application: Due no later than December 04, 2019 at 3:00pm PDT
The application must be completed in full at the time of submission.  An incomplete application may result in disqualification of the application.

Step 2- Grant Selection: March 2020
Successful Grant Applicants will be notified in this stage.

Step 3- Grant Agreement: Due no later than August 31, 2020
During the Grant Agreement stage, the project applicant will prepare and provide additional administrative detail for the complete agreement package.

Step 4- Grant Award: September 2020
In the Grant Award stage, official signatures are submitted and the grant is awarded.

Fire Prevention Grant Applications are now available and are due no later than December 04, 2019 at 3:00 PM PDT. All materials necessary to submit an application are included in the 2019-2020 California Climate Investments Fire Prevention Grant Program’s Procedural Guide. Further clarification of the application process may also be found in the Frequently Asked Questions document below.