A new grant program has opened to develop and revise community wildfire protection plans and implement projects to make them successful. Over 1 billion dollars has been granted over the next 5 years to support these efforts through the bipartisan infrastructure law, which will allocate 160 million for its first year. The USDA Forest Service has just opened the application period for communities, tribes, nonprofits, and state forestry agencies for the new Community Wildfire Defense Grant program. The goal is to help communities reduce their wildfire risk and become more fire-adapted.
Applications will be accepted through October 7th.
More information and applications are available on the Community Wildfire Defense Grants webpage.