2015 Grants Available for Wildfire Fuel Reduction Projects

Mar 31st, 2015 | By | Category: Featured article, Fire, Forest Heatlh, News

CONTACT: Ryan S. Shane, 775-684-2511

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Division of Forestry is seeking applications for the State Fire Assistance grant program. An estimated $500,000 from the National Fire Plan and the U.S. Forest Service-Cooperative Forest Fire Program may be available for projects statewide. The purpose of this funding is to mitigate the risk and damage that wildfires can cause in wildland-urban interface areas.

Funds can be used for costs associated with implementing on-the-ground hazardous wildfire fuel reduction projects, information and education relating to Wildland Urban Interface issues and homeowner and community action projects. Private citizens, homeowner associations, local governments, state agencies and non-profits are all eligible for grants. Projects must be implemented on state and/or private lands located in Nevada. Projects on federal lands are not eligible.

Applications must be submitted on the approved form available on the Nevada Division of Forestry website at http://forestry.nv.gov/fire-program/state-fire-assistance-program/. The site also contains a detailed description of the criteria and instructions for eligibility and the scoring criteria that will be used to rank applications for competitive funding.

Applications must be received by the Nevada Division of Forestry no later than 5 p.m. April 30, 2015. Late, incomplete, faxed or electronic applications will not be accepted.  For more information contact Ryan S. Shane at 775-684-2511.

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