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State, Regional and Local Government Grant Opportunities

There are many opportunities to work with state and local agencies on wildfire mitigation projects. Some state agencies maintain a grants clearinghouse website, such as California.  Other state Firewise programs, such as North Carolina, have established a community grant for recognized Firewise Communities using National Fire Plan funds. Check to see if your state has a dedicated Firewise, Wildland Fire Mitigation, or related website.

If your community is currently working on a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) or a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (also called Local Mitigation Strategy or Local Mitigation Plan), there may be funding opportunities if your mitigation project can be included in one of these plans.

Check with your Firewise State Liaison or State Hazard Mitigation Officer for more information on state grants and funding opportunities.

Regional Coalitions and Agencies
Different regional coalitions and government agencies may also offer community assistance and funds related to wildfire mitigation activities. For example, the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition awards funding on a competitive basis to the western states and protectorates under the Western Wildland Urban Interface Grant Program. Key program areas include: fuels reduction, restoration of fire-adapted ecosystems, homeowner action, and prevention & education. Member states are: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Pacific Islands, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Pacific Islands include: Territory of American Samoa, Republic of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Territory of Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Find other state and regional organizations.