November 4, 2021: County Coordinator Grant Announcement
The California Fire Safe Council is pleased to announce that we have selected 24 grantees for the 2021 CAL FIRE County Coordinators Grant Program. View the official grant announcement here.
The objective of the County Coordinators Grant is to educate, encourage, and develop county-wide collaboration and coordination among various wildfire mitigation groups operating within counties containing State Responsibility Area (SRA) lands. Up to 24 counties will receive a grant of $175,000, to be used to cover administrative costs relevant to county-wide coordination efforts, including but not limited to the salary, support, and administrative costs for a designated County Coordinator.
Up to 24 counties will receive a grant of $175,000, with grant payments distributed on a schedule throughout the 18-month grant activity period.
Priority will be given to counties with a high percentage of Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones and a higher proportion of disadvantaged and/or low-income communities. To apply, counties must be the starting point and invested in the scope and goals of the project. However, counties may choose to direct the application process and funds to the non-profit or public agency that they feel are best equipped to execute the project. Local fire mitigation groups are not eligible to apply unless their county designates them as the primary applicant and provides a letter of support. Only one application per county will be accepted.
Applications open August 2nd, 2021. Visit the Apply for a Grant webpage and select “2021 CAL FIRE County Coordinators” grant program to begin. Please note: applications will not be available for viewing until August 2nd.
View the 2021 County Coordinators Grant Opportunity Announcement in it’s entirety here.
|June 1, 2021||Call for interested applicants|
|June 23, 2021||Online grant workshop|
|August 2, 2021||Accepting applications|
|September 30, 2021||Applications due by 11:59PM PST|
|October 2021||Award announcement|
Resources & Materials:
- Grant Award Handbook
- Grant Applicant Handbook
- June 23rd, 2021- Informational Webinar PowerPoint Slide Deck
- August 5th, 2021-Technical Webinar PowerPoint Slide Deck
- Webinar recordings:
- Grant FAQs: CFSC County Coordinator Grant FAQ
- Template Board of Supervisors Letter
- For Counties who wish to designate the grant application and funds to a non-profit or public agency who they feel is best able to execute the scope of the County Coordinators Grant, a letter of support from the County Board of Supervisors will be required as an application attachment. This letter serves as a template only and may adjusted or edited as needed.
- Application Questions-Word Doc
About the California Fire Safe Council
The County Coordinator Grant Program is part of a larger effort by the California Fire Safe Council and our partners to develop local and regional capacity and coordination to encourage collaboration between all fire mitigation and emergency preparedness groups, as well as government agencies and stakeholders. Each County Coordinator will serve as a conduit of information and resources and provide active coordination and outreach efforts within their county.
To learn more about the California Fire Safe Council and our work to become California’s leader in community wildfire risk reduction and resiliency, please visit cafiresafecouncil.org/AboutUs and review our Annual Grant Reports at cafiresafecouncil.org/AnnualReports.
For more information on Fire Safe Councils in your area or how to start a local fire safe council, please visit cafiresafecouncil.org/resources.
This grant program and publication are funded in full by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) as part of the California Climate Investment Program, under the terms of Grant numbers 3540-5CA05332. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of CAL FIRE.
The County Coordinators Grant is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment–particularly in disadvantaged communities. For more information, visit the California Climate Investments website at: www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov.
In accordance with federal law, 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.