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2019 SFA Grant Program Opens April 24, 2019

California Fire Safe Council will open the 2019 State Fire Assistance (SFA) grant program on April 24, 2019.

Important Dates:

April 24, 2019 Grants Clearinghouse Opens. Solicitation of Applications

May 29, 2019 Application Submission Deadline (5:00 p.m. PDT)

Synopsis of Grant Opportunity: 

California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) is pleased to announce its competitive application process for 2019 wildfire prevention grants.  Funding is provided through a master grant to CFSC by the U.S. Forest Service to administer the Grants Clearinghouse program, with CFSC issuing subawards to successful applicants to support fire risk reduction activities by landowners in at-risk communities to restore and maintain resilient landscapes and create fire adapted communities. Fund should be utilized for hazard mitigation competitive grants in the following categories:

  • Hazardous fuels reduction and maintenance projects on non-federal land
  • Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) and other community hazard mitigation and planning
  • Prevention and mitigation education and outreach opportunities for landowners and residents in at-risk communities

Funding, Cost Share Requirement and Duration:

CFSC has approximately $2 million available for 2019 SFA wildfire prevention projects.

The mandatory cost share is 100%. Federal funding can account for up to 50% of the project’s cost and the remaining 50% must come from non-federal sources and can include cash and/or third-party in-kind.

We encourage applicants to utilize their 18/19 CAL FIRE California Climate Investments Program (CCI) grant to meet the 100% match requirement. To see the list of award recipients, please visit the 
CAL FIRE page

Important Notices

This grant program is funded in full by the U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region under the terms of Grant number 18-DG-11052012-134 . The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Forest Service. California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) is committed to making its materials and programs accessible to all customers and employees. If you experience any difficulty accessing information provided by CFSC, please contact us at info@cafiresafecouncil.org or (916) 648-3600. We will do our best to assist you. This may include providing the information to you in an alternate format.

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, CFSC is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs. CFSC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.