CSAC Bulletin Article

Grants Available for County Wildfire Coordination

July 5, 2021

The California Fire Safe Council (CFSC), in partnership with the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) and the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), will open applications for the 2021 County Coordinators Grant Program on Monday, August 2, at 9:00 AM PST. Applications will close August 31, 2021, at 11:59PM PST. Grant awards will be announced in September 2021.

The objective of the County Coordinators Grant is to educate, encourage, and develop county-wide collaboration among various wildfire mitigation groups operating within counties containing State Responsibility Area (SRA) lands. Up to 24 counties will receive a one-time, 18-month grant of approximately $175,000 to be used to cover administrative costs relevant to county-wide coordination efforts.

All interested counties are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to counties with a combination of:

  • High percentage of Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones
  • History of frequent/damaging fires
  • Higher proportion of disadvantaged and/or low-income communities

Counties must determine interest and act as the starting point to apply for the County Coordinator Grant funding, however, counties may choose to direct the application process and funds to a non-profit or public agency that is best able to execute the project. A letter of support from the county board of supervisors will be required.

For additional information, including a recording of the online grant workshop, please visit the Fire Safe Council’s website, or contact CFSC Staff Grant Specialist Julia Marsili at (916) 538-1852 or jmarsili@cafiresafecouncil.org. You may also sign up to receive more information about this opportunity or other California Fire Safe Council activities.

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