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County Coordinator Grant Opportunity – 22 Wildfire CAL FIRE- Northern

February 2024 Grant Application Announcement:

California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) is pleased to announce additional funding for the County Coordinator Grant Program to assist counties with wildfire mitigation outreach and coordination. The objective of the County Coordinator Grant is to educate, encourage, and develop county-wide collaboration and coordination among various wildfire mitigation groups. Program funding will 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.

The objective of the County Coordinator Grant is to educate, encourage, and develop county-wide collaboration and coordination among various wildfire mitigation groups. Program funding will 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.

ELIGIBILITY: 

Eligible counties/organizations must fit into one of two categories:

  1. Counties who received and successfully closed out their 2021 County Coordinator Grant Program are eligible to apply.
  2. OR the counties of Alameda, San Francisco, Kings, Merced, Imperial, or Stanislaus are eligible to apply OR these counties may designate a the nonprofit or public agency that they feel are best equipped to execute the project on the county’s behalf. Local fire mitigation groups from these counties are not eligible to apply unless their county designates them as the primary applicant and provides a letter of support. Only one application from each of these counties will be accepted.

FUNDING AVAILABLE:

Applicants may request up to $200,000 for a nine month period of performance (April 15, 2024-December 31, 2024).

TO APPLY: 

Applications will be open from Thursday, February 22, 2024 through Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 11:59PM PT.

Apply Now

 

APPLICATION and GRANT PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

February 22, 2024

Applications open

February 29, 2024

Online grant application workshop @1PM PT

March 13, 2024

Applications due by 11:59PM PST

March 2024 

Award Announcement

April 15, 2024 

Period of performance begins

December 31, 2024 

Period of performance ends

For questions about the County Coordinator Grant Program, please contact Julia Marsili at jmarsili@cafiresafecouncil.org. 

WEBINAR INFORMATION:

RESOURCES & MATERIALS:

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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