California Fire Safe Council Announces $3.3 Million in Grants to Help Communities Prevent Wildfire

California Fire Safe Council Announces $3.3 Million in Grants

to Help Communities Prevent Wildfire

Glendora, CA, July 2, 2015–California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) is pleased to announce it will provide $3.3 million in federal grant funds for 25 wildfire risk reduction projects to be conducted  by at-risk communities in 22 California counties.

Funding for the 2015 CFSC Grants Clearinghouse is provided through three master grants to CFSC’s Clearinghouse by the Cooperative Fire Program of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Department of Agriculture, Pacific Southwest Region.

“We would like to offer a special thank you to USFS for its support of the CFSC’s mission to help California communities respond to the growing concern over catastrophic wildfire and efforts to create fire adapted communities,” Katie Martel, Interim Executive Director said.

Through subgrants from CFSC, these projects provide support to implement fuel reduction projects such as community chipper programs, fuel breaks, and roadside and defensible space projects. These projects will also utilize educational tools to spread the Fire Safe message and engage citizens throughout the state.

The 2015 State Fire Assistance (SFA) grants will support:

 Hazardous fuels reduction and maintenance projects on non-federal land

 Community Wildfire Protection Plans and other plans or assessments

 Prevention and mitigation education and outreach opportunities

In addition to the federal funds, the projects will utilize over four million dollars in matching contributions, both in-kind and cash. This support demonstrates the vital collaboration and partnerships among agencies and organizations to create Fire Adapted Communities throughout California.

The CFSC Board of Directors and staff congratulate Fire Safe Councils, resource conservation districts, fire protection agencies, and other organizations whose projects were selected for 2015 funding.

For more information on California Fire Safe Council’s Grants Clearinghouse, please visit www.cafiresafecouncil.org.

 

For the full list of projects selected Click Here