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Sacramento May 10, 2018 – In effort to reduce the risk and damage from wildfires, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) today announced the availability of local fire prevention grant funding. The program is part of CAL FIRE’s California Climate Investments (CCI) which will increase carbon storage and sequestration in forestlands through a variety of objectives including wildfire prevention. The 2017-2018 California budget allocates up to $195 millions for the Fire Prevention and Forest Health Programs.

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CAL FIRE’s Fire Prevention Grants Program provides funding for local projects and activities that address the risk of wildfire and reduce wildfire potential to forested and forest adjacent communities. Funded activities include hazardous fuel reduction, fire planning, and fire prevention education with an emphasis on improving public health and safety while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Applications are being accepted through June 6, 2018. More information and the grant guidelines are posted at: http://calfire.ca.gov/fire_prevention/firepreventiongrants.
For questions about these grants email the CAL FIRE Grants Management Unit at calfire.grants@fire.ca.gov