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New 2022 Opportunities

Last updated: 5/12/22

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Humboldt County Fire Adapted Landscapes & Safe Homes (FLASH)

Deadline: Ongoing

A cost share program designed to assist property owners with reducing their risk to wildfire by thinning flammable vegetation around their homes and along key access routes. The program focuses on high wildfire hazard areas in Humboldt and will reimburse property owners on a per acre basis. While the program will be open to all Humboldt County residents, priority will be given to participants who meet the criteria of senior (65+), alter-abled, and/or low income.

California Fire Foundation: Wildfire Safety & Preparedness Grant

Deadline: June 17th, 11:45 pm

The California Fire Foundation (CFF) is excited to welcome applications for wildfire safety and preparedness grants supporting fire departments, local firefighter associations, and community organizations that are based in California. Applicants whose projects directly serve high fire threat, under-resourced populations will be prioritized.

Funding Focus:

  • Vegetation Mitigation & Fuels Reduction
  • Education, Planning or Community Outreach Campaigns
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Specialized Firefighting Equipment
  • First Responder Training

Requests up to $15,000 each will be considered, with support outside of this range reviewed on an as-needed basis.

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CDFW Cannabis Restoration Grant Program (CRGP)

Deadlines: Next Round July 31st / 3rd Round Dec 31st / 4th Round April 30th 2023

“The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking high quality grant proposals for eligible applicants to assist qualified cannabis cultivators and enhance CDFW’s mission to manage California’s diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public.”

California Forest Improvement Program

Deadlines: June 30th, August 31st, October 31st, December 30th

The program scope includes the improvement of all forest resources including fish and wildlife habitat, and soil and water quality. Cost-share assistance is provided to private and public ownerships containing 20 to 5,000 acres of forest land. Cost-shared activities include:

  • Preparation of a Forest Management Plan by a Registered Professional Forester (RPF)
  • RPF Supervision of the following:
    • Reforestation
      • Site Preparation
      • Trees and Planting
      • Tree Shelters
    • Stand Improvement
      • Pre-commercial Thinning or Release
      • Pruning
      • Follow-up (includes mechanical, herbicide and/or slash disposal follow-up)
    • Forestland conservation practices / fish and wildlife habitat improvement

Broadcast/controlled/cultural burning is not eligible for CFIP cost share

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Business and Workforce Development Grants Solicitation

Deadline: June 30, 2022

CAL FIRE’s Wood Products and Bioenergy team has opened their Business and Workforce Development Grants solicitation. Up to $24 million is available for eligible business development and workforce development projects. An additional $4 million is available for improvement or development of native conifer seedling nurseries.

For more information about this solicitation, including Grant Guidelines and how to apply, please visit the Wood Products webpage. Please direct any questions to [email protected]

Forest Conservation Grant

Deadline: Continuous

Grantor: Wildlife Conservation Board

Intent: to advance “…protection, restoration, and improvement of upper watershed lands in the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountains, including forest lands, meadows, wetlands, chaparral, and riparian habitat, in order to protect and improve water supply and water quality, improve forest health, reduce wildfire danger, mitigate the effects of wildfires on water quality and supply, increase flood protection, or to protect or restore riparian or aquatic resources”

Project examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Meadow restoration
  • Forest thinning (hazard fuel reduction)
  • Post-fire restoration
  • Aspen stand enhancement

Eligible Applicants: Nonprofit, Public Agency, Tribal Government
Geography: Statewide
Matching Funds: not required, but may be beneficial
Funding method: advancements and reimbursements 

Contact: Judah Grossman, 1 (916) 926-8829, [email protected]

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Transformative Climate Communities Planning Grant

Deadline: July 1st, 2022

The Transformative Climate Communities Program (TCC), established by AB 2722 (Burke, 2016), invests in community-led climate resilience projects in the state’s most disadvantaged communities. The program objectives are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve public health and the environment, and support economic opportunity and shared prosperity. TCC’s unique, place-based strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions is designed to catalyze collective impact through a combination of community-driven climate projects in a single neighborhood. The Planning Grants intend to support planning activities to prepare disadvantaged communities for future funding opportunities in programs that align with the TCC Program’s objectives. Planning activities should focus on responding to planning issues or priorities that directly benefit low-income and disadvantaged communities. TCC Planning Grants support planning activities to advance community-led goals and projects.

  • Reimbursement Grant
  • 4 recipients @ $300,000

California Wildfire Mitigation Program

2023-2025

Program Overview: “​As part of the State of California’s initiative to strengthen community-wide resilience against wildfires, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has partnered with the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to develop a community home hardening program to retrofit, harden, and create defensible space for homes at high risk to wildfires—with a focus on high social-vulnerability communities and providing financial assistance for low- and moderate- income (LMI) households. The community home hardening concept comes from the latest fire science—the more homes hardened in a community, the lower the risk of wildfire impacts.”

Purpose: “In coordination with state and local partners, the program will establish a community home hardening framework and process that can be modeled statewide. The program will provide the opportunity for California communities to leverage funding opportunities and adapt the program to address local community resilience needs.

This program is currently operating in select demonstration communities with the goal of expanding across the state in 2023.”

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