The 2015 Western States Wildland Urban Interface (Western WUI) grant program is now accepting applications.
Funding is available for hazardous fuel reduction, prevention/education, and planning projects.
The deadline to submit applications to Cal Fire Units and Contract County contacts is 5:00 pm, JULY 16, 2014. Applicants must meet the grant criteria and eligibility. All grant applications must meet the 50/50 (“dollar for dollar”) match requirement (though in-lieu matches, such as labor, will be accepted). Applicants should carefully read the instructions and consult with their local contact (Northern CA & Southern CA) if they have questions. Detailed criteria and instructions for applications can be found by clicking here.
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 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.
California Fire Safe Council Grant Application Materials
Most grants are awarded through the California Fire Safe Council. The grant application period this year, for grants to be awarded through the California Fire Safe Council in the 2014 grant cycle, is now closed.
However, to help you prepare for applying for grants next year, online workshops and written materials from this year's grant period continue to be available online.
The grant application period goes by quickly once opened, and it takes time to get up to speed to properly fill out and submit your grant application, so reviewing this year's materials can help prepare you for next year.
Changes are made to the process every year, but the overall process typically remains much the same.
You can sign up to be notified by the FSCMC when the grant application period opens next year for the 2015 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.