Obtain Grants To Help Protect Your Community From Wildfires
Each year millions of dollars in grants are awarded to help make communities throughout the nation safer in the event of wildfires.
The Fire Safe Council For Monterey County can help you and your neighbors apply for grants to perform work to help make your community fire safe.
For example, wildfire fuel reduction grants cannot be awarded to individuals and typically must be awarded to non-profit organizations that are tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code, such as the Fire Safe Council For Monterey County.
FSCMC can act as a "fiscal sponsor" for a wildfire fuel reduction grant by receiving and administering grant funds for you and your neighbors. This makes it possible for groups that are not incorporated as tax-exempt organizations to apply for and receive grants.
The California Fire Safe Council received 84 grant applications for the 2014 grant cycle with a total of $8,076,982 in grant funds requested. It awarded 38 grants, with a total value of $4,028,427 in grant awards, projected to treat 17,793 acres in 30 counties. To read the California Fire Safe Council's full 2014 grant report click here.
To receive a CFSC grant you must apply for it. The grant process is highly competitive and improperly submitted applications are at a competitive disadvantage.
While the grant application process is not simple, resources are available to help you properly fill out your application.
The grant application process changes every year, however, much remains the same. Though it is now obsolete, you can use the California Fire Safe Council's 2015 Grants Clearinghouse Application Guide to get an idea of the kind of information you will need to complete a grant application next year for the 2016 grant cycle. You can download this 267-page guide by clicking here.
The window for submitting grant applications to the California Fire Safe Council is narrow, typically only a matter of weeks, and there is much to learn on how to fill out a grant application. You can give yourself a competitive advantage for next year by starting to prepare now.
Fill out the form below and we will let you know when the grant application submittal process starts next year.
Your support today may prevent wildfire tomorrow!
The Fire Safe Council For Monterey County is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible, as allowed by law. Please note, we may only solicit donations from California sources, though we may accept donations from anywhere.