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CAL FIRE Announces Fire Prevention Grant, Forest Health Grants and State Workshops

September 26, 2019

CAL FIRE announced the solicitation of its 2019-2020 Fire Prevention Grants Program. California’s 2019-20 budget allocates up to $46.7 million to this program and applications need to be submitted no later than December 4th, 2019 by 3:00 PM PST. Please see the Fire Prevention Grants Webpage for a complete overview.

Additionally, CAL FIRE will open solicitation for its Forest Health Grants program soon. These forest health grants are funded by California’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund and Climate Change Initiative program. Local governments are eligible.

Projects that quality for these funds must focus on large, landscape-scale forestlands composed of one or more landowners, which may cover multiple jurisdictions. Large landscapes usually mean sub-watersheds, firesheds, or larger logical management units. Projects must maintain a net reduction of established greenhouse gas emissions levels as calculated by the California Air Resources Board’s methodology and testing and designed to ensure the project benefits are as permanent as possible.

CAL FIRE is holding grant workshops across the state for both of these grant programs.

Forest Health and Fire Prevention Workshops
St. Helena: Monday, September 30
Sacramento: Thursday, October 3
Redding: Friday, October 4 
Fresno: Wednesday, October 16
Sonora: Thursday, October 17

Fire Prevention only Workshops
San Mateo: Tuesday, October 1
Placerville: Wednesday, October 2
San Diego: Monday, October 14
Riverside: Tuesday, October 15

More detailed schedules and workshop locations can be found here. https://www.fire.ca.gov/media/9697/grantworkshopsannouncement_2019-2020.pdf

Remote Participation: A webinar option is available for the Sacramento workshop where you may register online. The webinars will be recorded and posted to the grant programs’ web pages.

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