2022 County Coordinator Grant Opportunity – CA Statewide

Grant Program Application Opens October 3, 2022:

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For questions about the County Coordinator Grant Program, please contact Nina Evans at nevans@cafiresafecouncil.org for potential projects located in CAL FIRE’s Southern Region or Julia Marsili at jmarsili@cafiresafecouncil.org for potential projects located in CAL FIRE’s Northern Region. Below is the CAL FIRE region map for reference. 

September 2022 Grant Application Announcement:

The objective of the 2022 CAL FIRE County Coordinator Statewide Grant Program is to educate, encourage, and develop county-wide collaboration and coordination among various wildfire mitigation groups. Up to 21 counties will receive a one-time 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 21 counties will receive a one-time, 18 month grant of $175,000.   


The 2022 Statewide County Coordinator Grant Program application is intended for the remaining counties who did not receive funding as part of the 2021-2022 Northern or Southern Region County Coordinator Grant Program. Please reference the map above for current County Coordinator projects. 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 October 3, 2022. Visit https://cafiresafecouncil.org/grants-and-funding/apply-for-a-grant/ and select “2022 CAL FIRE County Coordinator – Statewide” grant program to begin. Please note: applications will not be available for viewing until October 3, 2022.  

View the 2022 County Coordinator Statewide Grant Opportunity Announcement in its entirety here 


September 2022  Call for interested applicants 
October 2022  Online grant application workshop  
October 3, 2022  Accepting applications 
November 15, 2022  Applications due by 11:59PM PST 
December 2022  Award announcement  


2022 Grant Application Handbook

CFSC County Coordinator Grant FAQ 

Template Board of Supervisors Letter 

For counties that 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 Coordinator 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. 


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 https://cafiresafecouncil.org/about-us/about/ and review our Annual Grant Reports at https://cafiresafecouncil.org/grants-and-funding/grants-clearinghouse/annual-grant-reports/ 

For more information on Fire Safe Councils in your area or how to start a local fire safe council, please visit https://cafiresafecouncil.org/resources/fire-safe-councils.   


Important Notices:

This grant program and publication are funded in full by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), under the terms of grant numbers 5GG21100.  The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of CAL FIRE. 

Community Wildfire Preparedness Project 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. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefit residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California. For more information, visit the California Climate Investment 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.

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