CalFire accepts Wildfire Resilience Block Grant applications: $10 million in funding available to support private forestland owners

CalFire announced up to $10 million in funding is available for Wildfire Resilience Block Grants. Funding to support private forestland owners is provided through the Budget Act of 2021 and supports California’s goals of improved forest health, resilience to climate change and reduced forestland impacts due to devastating wildfires as outlined in California’s Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan.

CalFire will accept proposals starting Feb. 14, 2022, with proposals due no later than April 1, 2022. A virtual workshop to introduce the Wildfire Resilience Block Grant Guidelines and the on-line application process will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 24, 2022. Additional application information including grant guidelines, eligibility requirements and deadlines can be found on the CalFire website. All grant work must be completed by March 30, 2026.

Applicants are limited to counties, resource conservation districts, special districts and 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that have the capacity to deliver a forestry-based assistance program.