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The Wildfire Prevention Grants Program is funded through California Climate Investments (CCI), which puts cap-and-trade dollars to work.

Program Example

Yuba County Roadside Fuels Reduction is a great example of a project that reduces the potential for large and damaging wildfires. Fuels reduction also reduces the potential for hazardous greenhouse gasses released by wildfires.

Project Types and Activities

  • Vegetation clearance in critical locations to reduce wildfire intensity and rate of spread
  • Creation or maintenance of fuel breaks in strategic locations, as identified in CAL FIRE Unit Fire Plans, a Community Wildfire Protection Plan, or similar strategic planning document
  • Removal of ladder fuels to reduce the risk of crown fires
  • Creation of community-level wildfire prevention programs, such as community chipping days, roadside chipping, and green waste bin programs
  • Selective tree removal (thinning) to improve forest health to withstand wildfire
  • Modification of vegetation adjacent to roads to improve public safety for egress of evacuating residents and ingress of responding emergency personnel 
  • Reduction of fuel loading around critical infrastructure to maintain continuity of government and other critical services 
  • Purchase of fuel modification equipment not to exceed a cumulative total of $750,000. Equipment is an item of $5,000 or more per unit cost and has a tangible useful life of more than one year 
  • Supplies include items under $5,000 per unit cost. Chainsaws are an example of a supply item and are not considered equipment 
  • Projects to improve compliance with defensible space requirements as required by Public Resources Code Section 4291 (Projects eligible for CCI funds are low-income, disabled, or elderly households per CA requirements) 
  • Seasonal and temporary prescribed grazing consistent with increasing the protection of people, structures, and communities

  • Wildfire risk or related mapping 
  • Creation or update of strategic wildfire planning documents, such as: 
    • Evacuation plans
    • Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) 
    • Local Hazard Mitigation Plans 
    • Safety Elements 
    • Wildfire Prevention or mitigation plans 

  • Development and implementation of public education and outreach programs. 
  • Workshops, meetings, materials creation, and other educational activities with the purpose of increasing knowledge and awareness of information that could be used to reduce the total number of wildfires, acres burned, and structures lost 
  • To educate the public on regarding making homes and communities more wildfire resilient, including defensible space training. 
  • Activities are subject to CAL FIRE approval. 

How to determine if a project is more applicable to the Forest Health or the Wildfire Prevention grant program?

  • The recommended funding amount is $3 million or less.
  • Project equipment not to exceed a cumulative total of $750,000.

All Grant Documents by Award Year

Additional Information

Wildfire Prevention Grants Solicitation Webinar


November 8, 2023, from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

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