The United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, is accepting applications to the Community Wildfire Defense Grant program.

There are two categories of projects that can be applied for and will be evaluated separately:
  • For Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) Development or Revision: One of the fundamental building blocks in creating a fire adapted community is the development, adoption and continuous use of a well-prepared CWPP. In some cases, a community may choose to utilize a FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plan or Tribal hazard mitigation plan with a wildfire component that meets the same objectives of a CWPP.

  • For project implementation: The project must be described in a Community Wildfire Protection Plan that is not more than 10-years old.

Priority will be given to projects that:
  • Are located in an area identified as having a high or very high wildfire hazard potential;
  • Benefit a low-income community; or
  • Are located in a community impacted by a severe disaster within the previous 10 years which increased wildfire risk and/or hazard.

The application deadline is October 31, 2023


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