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.
California Fire Safe Council Announces Start Of 2015 Grant Cycle
The following announcement was received from the California Fire Safe Council 12-8-2014. Starting January 8, 2015, links to the 2015 grant application materials such as the Grant Application Training Handbook should be located on this California Fire Safe Council web page.
In the meantime, you can start by setting up an account on the California Fire Safe Council's online ZoomGrants system, through which grant applications must be submitted, and sign up for training workshops on how to apply for grants.
The California Fire Safe Council will hold a grant application workshop in the Carmel Highlands January 15, 2015.
The deadline for submitting grant applications to the California Fire Safe Council is 5:00 pm, February 19, 2015.
See the California Fire Safe Council's announcement below for details.
If you would like information and assistance in applying for a grant you can contact the Fire Safe Council For Monterey County by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
California Fire Safe Council is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2015 Grants Clearinghouse.
2015 Grant Cycle Timeline
January 8, 2015 - Open for online applications (Request for Appllications (RFA) available on CFSC website)
January 8 – 16, 2015 - Grant Application Training (various locations [see below])
February 19, 2015 – Grant Application deadline 5:00 p.m. (All supportiing documentation must be uploaded to ZoomGrants, no mail/email will be accepted)
Grant Application Training
Registration is now open for CFSC's 2015 Grant Application Training. It is strongly recommended that all applicants, new and returning, attend one of the workshops. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the grant application process including how to use the new ZoomGrants grant site, federal grant regulations/requirements, grant program information and submitting a competitive grant application. Plus attendees will have an opportunity to network with other applicants to share ideas, tips and successes. Lunch and refreshments will be served at all trainings.
All attendees representing their organizations will receive two copies of the comprehensive Grant Application Training Handbook with notes and slides from the training.
January 8, 22015 Angeles National Forest Office, Arcadia, CA
January 13, 20015 Carmel Highlands Fire Station, Carmel, CA
January 15, 2015 Wildland Fire Training Center, McClellan, CA
January 16, 20155 Shasta-Trinity National Forest Office, Redding, CA
More details including the RFA and additional resources will be posted on the California Fire Safe Council website starting January 8, 2015.
New Online Grants Clearinghouse
The California Fire Safe Council has transitioned to our new grant application software, called ZoomGrants, and will be using it for the 2015 Grants Clearinghouse. If you have not already created your account in ZoomGrants, please go ahead and start one now at www.cafiresafecouncil.org/zoomgrantslogin/. Each organization submitting an application must have their own ZoomGrants account. If you are working with a Fiscal Sponsor, you must have a separate account if you are the sponsored organization.
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.