Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CAL FIRE Announces Greenhouse Gas Reduction & Fire Prevention Grants

Grants Aimed to Improve Carbon Sequestration and Reduce the Threat of Wildfires
CAL FIRE has announced the release of new Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund and one-time drought related fire prevention grants. These grants are aimed at reducing the threat of large wildfires and meeting Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s goal of transitioning California to a sustainable, low-carbon emission future.
“We are excited about this opportunity to expand these programs and bolster the momentum of the work on the ground being done thorough public private partnerships,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, CAL FIRE director and state forester. “We will be hosting grant workshops throughout the state to help facilitate the grant application process for individuals and groups interested in applying for these grants.”

The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund grants will target improved carbon sequestration through CAL FIRE’s existing resource management p
rograms focusing on the following areas:
Urban and Community Forestry, Fuels Reduction, Reforestation, Forest Pest Control, Forest Practice and Demonstration State Forests Research.
The State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund grants are one-time funding intended to address the risk and potential impact of wildfire on habitable structures in the State Responsibility Area due to the severe impacts of the extreme drought California is experiencing.
CAL FIRE would like to encourage a wide range of applicants throughout the state to apply for this funding.
Interested parties can visit CAL FIRE’s grants webpage at:
for more information, progr
am contacts and a list of statewide
grant application public workshops