Grant Opportunities

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].

2023-2024 State Fire Capacity Grant Program

Description: The California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) announces the availability of approximately $1,575,000 in grant funds to support hazardous fuels reduction, community wildfire prevention planning, and education and mitigation activities in California and the Tahoe region of Nevada. Funding for the 23/24 State Fire Capacity (SFC) Grants Program is provided through master grants to CFSC by the Cooperative Fire Program of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Department of Agriculture, Pacific Southwest Region.

Webinars will be held on February 5, 2024, and February 12, 2024, at 9:30 AM. The webinars will cover everything necessary to equip you with the tools to apply on time and correctly. These topics include federal grant basics, the ZoomGrants online application, and what to expect as the application process continues. Please select a link to sign up for one of the webinars:

Monday, February 5th, 2024 at 9:30 AM

Monday, February 12th, 2024 at 9:30 AM

Deadline: Grant applications are available starting February 1, 2024. Completed applications are due on March 15, 2024.  

For more information click here!

CAL FIRE Business and Workforce Development Grant 

Description: The Wood Products and Bioenergy Team (Wood Products) is part of CAL FIRE’s Climate and Energy Program. Wood Products awards funding for California business and workforce development projects that support healthy resilient forests and the people and ecosystems that depend on them.

This grant program supports increasing the pace and scale of forest fuels management by expanding capacities of businesses that work in removing and utilizing forest fuels, fire reintroduction, and reforestation of forests degraded by overcrowding, drought, pest infestation, and catastrophic fire.

Funds: Up to $20 million in California Climate Investments (CCI) funding is available for eligible business development and workforce development projects.

Workshops: Virtual Workshop Information

Date: February 6, 2024

Time: 09:00 – 10:30 a.m. PST

Meeting Link – Use this link to join the meeting

Deadline: March 8, 2024, before midnight

For more information click here!

Sonoma County Vegetation Management Grant Program

Description: This funding is targeted to support the work of local fire districts, schools, communities with Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs), Resource Conservation Districts, community groups, nonprofit organizations, licensed foresters, Tribal entities, and resource managers. Funding will not be provided to individual landowners or private companies.

Informational Webinars:

Interested applicants are encouraged to attend an one of the informational webinars, which will be held on February 13, February 27, and March 12, all from 5:00 – 6:30PMTo join a webinar, please follow the directions below:

Funds: $1 million

Opens: February 5th, 2024

Deadline: March 28th, 2024 at 3:00pm

For more information click here.

Invasive Species Treatment in 2020 Wildfire Zones

Description: Sonoma Resource Conservation District (RCD) has grant funds to support invasive species removal projects. If your property and project meet the grant criteria, please use the online form linked online form to submit your project for consideration. Projects will go through a ranking process
(with support from our Technical Advisory Committee), and top projects will be selected for funding. Work may begin as early as Spring 2024 and extend through Fall 2025, with most sites receiving up to two years of treatment. Sonoma RCD will coordinate the project and will focus on removing invasive plant species overgrowth and, where appropriate, restoring the treated area with native plants.

Who Can Apply?

Landowners or property managers on lands located within areas impacted by 2020 wildfires (Walbridge and Glass Fire zones – see map within the online submission form for outlines) that are experiencing an extensive overgrowth of invasive plants (one or more types) such as French/Scotch Broom, Himalayan Blackberry, Tree of Heaven, Pampas Grass, Euphorbia/Oblong Spurge, Acacia, Star Thistle, or Vinca.

Deadline: March 25th, 2024

If you need help with the online project submission form linked above, please contact Anya Starovoytov at [email protected].

Project Submission Form:

Grant Resources

California Climate Investments Fire Prevention Grant 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.

Amount: $113 million awarded in FY 2022-2023

Funding Source: CAL FIRE


Fire Management Assistance Grants (FMAG) Program and Policy Guide (PPG)


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:


Funding Source: FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Award Amount:  $1 Billion to be awarded in National Competitive Grants


California Grants Portal

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


Find a flier on these grant resources here!

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