This is a page where we will list currently active grants that Sonoma County communities and fire mitigation groups can apply for. We know grants are especially crucial in this work, so that is why we have this resource and offer our services as a fiscal sponsor. For more information, check out the links below, or contact our Executive Coordinator, Marika at [email protected].
CAL FIRE’s Wildfire Prevention Grants support projects that aim to make our communities safer and healthier. These initiatives cover tasks that include reducing dangerous fuels, creating wildfire protection plans, and educating the public about wildfire safety. Click the link above to learn more!
Up to $117 million is available in funding for local projects that address the risk of wildfire and reduce wildfire potential to communities.
Deadline: January 10th, 2024 by 3pm
Funding Source: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
CAL FIRE’s Forest Health Program funds active restoration and reforestation activities aimed at providing for more resilient and sustained forests to ensure future existence of forests in California while also mitigating climate change, protecting communities from fire risk, strengthening rural economies and improving California’s water & air.
Through grants to regionally-based partners and collaboratives, CAL FIRE seeks to significantly increase fuels management, fire reintroduction, treatment of degraded areas, and conservation of forests.
This Fiscal Year 2023-24 solicitation includes two different grant types:
• Forest Health
• Forest Health Post-Fire Reforestation and Regeneration
Up to $120 million of Fiscal Year 2023/2024 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund monies will be awarded to eligible applicants through CAL FIRE’s Forest Health Program.
Up to an additional $50 million will be awarded to Post-Fire Reforestation and Regeneration grant applicants.
Deadline: January 15th, 2024 by 3 p.m.
Funding Source: CAL FIRE’s Forest Health Program
4 Year grants to provide funds for projects in and near fire threatened communities to improve public health and safety while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Funding Source: CAL FIRE
FEMA created this guide to provide guidance and information useful for state, local, tribal, and territorial governments to navigate the application and use of awards for fire suppression services, airborne assets, equipment, supplies, and personnel in support of communities’ response and recovery efforts.
They offer different grants including:
- Fire Management Assistance Grants
- Hazard Mitigation Grants Program
- Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities
- Disaster Mitigation Grant Program
- To get FEMA Announcements on the latest Hazard Mitigation Assistance announcements and grant information by email, subscribe here.
Funding Source: FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Award Amount: $1 Billion to be awarded in National Competitive Grants
Description: The state is investing $2.6 billion for wildfire prevention and response. Most of these grants are accessed by local governments and community based organizations like FireWise Communities and Fire Safe Councils.
The grants portal is a project by the California State Library which can help you find all grants and loans offered on a competitive or first-come-basis by California State Agencies.
Funding Source: State of California
Award Amount: Total of $2.6 billion