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. FSCMC is such an organization.
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, which receives federal funds to distribute in the form of wildfire fuel reduction grants, received about $4.5 million dollars to award in the 2013 grant cycle. The amount of funds that will be available to award in the 2014 grant cycle is not yet known.
To receive a 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.
Grant Application Materials
The grant application period this year, for grants to be awarded in the 2013 grant cycle, was from May 21, 2012 until the deadline of midnight (Pacific Standard Time), July 31, 2012.
Though this year's grant application period has closed, you can prepare for next year's grant-application cycle by reviewing the materials that were provided to grant applicants this year. Next year the materials will change, but will likely be similar to this year's.
Typically, the grant application period is about two months long from start to finish, which goes by quickly. You can get a jump on the learning curve by making yourself familiar with the kind of information you will be required to provide to apply for a grant next year.
Below are links to California Fire Safe Council materials that may help you submit a successful grant application next year.
Please remember that these materials will be replaced next year with different/updated materials for the 2014 grant cycle:
You can sign up to be notified by the FSCMC when the grant application period opens next year for the 2014 grant cycle by filling in the following form and submitting it.
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.