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$80 Million Dollars In Grants Will Help Prevent Severe Fires

Cal-Fire has announced the availability of over $80 Million in several grants for forest health and fire prevention projects. The state fire agency is soliciting applications for projects that work to proactively prevent catastrophic wildfires and restore healthy forests while also sequestering carbon and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Forest Health Grant Program seeks to significantly increase reforestation, fuels management, fire reintroduction, and treatment of degraded areas. An additional $7 Million will be available through the Forest Legacy Program to conserve environmentally important forest land threatened with conversion to non-forest uses, and up to $2 Million will be available specifically for applied research examining forest management and health. The Fire Prevention Grant Program seeks to fund local projects that address the risk of wildfire and reduce wildfire potential to communities in, and adjacent to, forested areas. Qualified activities include hazardous fuel reduction, fire prevention planning and fire prevention education with an emphasis on improving public health and safety. You can find more information and sign up for announcements at www.fire.ca.gov/grants.