Cooperative Forestry & Fire Grants
Funds for these programs come from the U.S. Forest Service State and Private Forestry (S&PF) branch to address urban to rural forest conservation, protection and enhancement needs as identified in Nevada’s Forest Action Plan. NDF works to ensure that federal dollars are invested in locally supported projects that address issues of national importance and provide meaningful, lasting, and measurable outcomes.
Urban and Community Forestry Program Grants
2017 Municipal Forestry Institute
Eligible applicants include Tribal and local government agencies, land trust organizations, and other qualified non-profit conservation organizations. Applications must be submitted electronically to Lisa Ortega by 5:00pm on January 12th, 2017.
The Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI) is an exciting, high-level training opportunity educating people in the leadership and managerial aspects of urban forestry. This week-long intensive educational program delivers a challenging opportunity to grow a more successful community tree program. Learn and master leadership and management tools of program and program administration, coalition building, strategic thinking, program planning, and public relations by investing a week in your personal growth and development. Arrowhead Lake, CA. February 19 – 24th, 2017. This grant covers the all-inclusive registration fee. See grant announcement for details.
See the flyer for more information: http://www.urban-forestry.com/assets/documents/mfi-2017.pdf
Community Forest & Open Space Program (CFP) Grants
Eligible applicants include Tribal and local government agencies, land trust organizations, and other qualified non-profit conservation organizations. Applications must be submitted electronically to Heather Giger by 5:00 pm January 13, 2017 to be considered for the current funding cycle.
Please review the CFP pre-proposal instructions and funding overview prior to completing and submitting the application. The instructions and application can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the links below. Contact NDF Stewardship/Legacy Coordinator, Heather Giger, with any questions about the CFP funding process, and for technical assistance with completing the application.
Additional information about the Community Forest and Open Space Program and successful past projects can be found at: http://www.fs.fed.us/cooperativeforestry/programs/loa/cfp.shtml
Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) Grants
Eligible applicants include State and local agencies, tribes, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions.
NDF has produced an overview presentation of the Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR), Western States Fire Managers (WSFM), and Hazardous Fuels-Community Protection (HF-CP) Grants and the application process for each. The presentation can be downloaded here.
Documents specific to the 2018 LSR Pre-proposal can be viewed and downloaded using the following links:
The 2018 LSR application form is not yet available for the Western States. For information purposes, see instructions and criteria for the 2017 applications at http://www.thewflc.org/landscape-scale-restoration-competitive-grant-program/fy-2017-landscape-scale-restoration. The 2018 process will be very similar.
Reviewing past successful applications will help with the preparation of competitive projects and pre-proposals. The applications below provide good examples of content and format that clearly describe the project, address the scoring criteria and explain how funding will be used. Additional successful LSR applications may be viewed at https://www.forestrygrants.org/westernLSR/.
Western States Fire Managers (WSFM) & Hazardous Fuels-Community Protection (HF-CP) Grants
Eligible applicants include State and local agencies, tribes, non-profit organizations, companies, homeowners associations, and educational institutions. Emphasis is on hazard fuel reduction, restoration of fire adapted ecosystems, prevention education, and community wildfire protection planning.
NDF has produced an overview presentation of available grants and process. The presentation can be downloaded here.
Reviewing past successful applications will help you prepare a good, competitive project and proposal. The applications below provide good examples of content and format that clearly describe the project, address the scoring criteria and explain how funding will be used.
Western States Fire Managers (WSFM)
Go to https://www.forestrygrants.org/cwsfWUI/public/applications and click on the “CWSF/WUI” button, then click on the “FY2017 Proposals” button. Then click on the grant names at the website that are listed below.
WA – West Blues
OR – Noti
MT – Golden Crown
NE – Niobara Valley
ID – Goose Creek
OR – Wild Murphy
AK – Caswell Phase 1
CO – Statewide Monitor
ID – Island Park
CO – Aspen Park
WA – Deer Creek
WY – Natrona
Hazardous Fuels-Community Protection (HF-CP)
Ryan S. Shane
Cooperative Forestry & Fire Supervisor, Community Protection Coordinator
Forest Legacy Program (FLP) Grants
NDF is no longer accepting applications for the 2016-2017 funding cycle. NDF will be soliciting pre-proposals for the 2017-2018 funding cycle beginning in January 2017. Additional information and application forms will be provided on this webpage at that time.
Additional information about the Forest Legacy Program and successful past projects can be found at: http://www.fs.fed.us/spf/coop/programs/loa/flp.shtml
Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Grants
Eligible applicants include single Volunteer Fire Departments serving rural areas or communities with a population of less than 10,000; Area fire departments (fire districts, townships, etc.) may serve an aggregate population of greater than 10,000 as long as the service area of the fire department includes a rural area or a rural community having a population of 10,000 or less; and VFA grants may be approved to fire training academies if they benefit the rural communities and to federally recognized Indian tribes as long as the VFD is not administered by the BIA.
Nevada Division of Forestry is not currently accepting applications. For reference only, the 2013-2014 Volunteer Fire Assistance Program application and instructions are available at the links below. If you wish to be notified of the next application period, please send your contact information to the Community Protection Coordinator shown below. Grants are usually available every two to three years, based on federal funding amounts and cycles.
Ryan S. Shane
Cooperative Forestry & Fire Supervisor, Community Protection Coordinator
Forest Health Grants
Are you a victim of Insects and Disease on your Nevada Forest ? Click here for a map of the area surveyed in 2015. Funding is given to Nevada Division of Forestry from the United States Forest Service to provide technical assistance and to help Nevada forest landowners improve the health of their forests on the ground. This funding is currently available from NDF to Nevada forest landowners with 5 acres or more or of native trees to manage their vegetation using best practices. The funding is granted to private forest landowners using “reimbursable sub-grants” on a 50:50 basis. To understand the tax consequences of this funding see the following FS Tax Tip document http://www.fs.fed.us/spf/coop/library/taxtips2011.pdf
To apply for this reimbursable cost-share funding fill out this Grant Application Form (PDF) and contact the forest health specialist for more information.
Forest Health Specialist
775-849-2500 ext 241
Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership
The U.S. Forest Service and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service are working together to improve the health of forests where public and private lands meet. Through the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership, the two USDA agencies are restoring landscapes, reducing wildfire threats to communities and landowners, protecting water quality and enhancing wildlife habitat.
FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
The FEMA HMGP is authorized by Section 404 of the Stafford Act is to ensure that opportunities to reduce the risk of loss of life and property from future disasters is not lost during the reconstruction process following a Presidential major disaster declaration. The HMGP provides funds to States, Territories, Indian Tribal governments, local governments, and eligible private non-profits (PNPs) in areas of the State requested by the Governor. Indian Tribal governments may also submit a request for a major disaster declaration within their impacted area. Eligible activities under the HMGP program are referenced in the Eligible Activity section of the Digest. The Hazard Mitigation Ideas reference from FEMA has wildfire mitigation section on pages 70-74. More information on the HMGP can be found here.
FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program (PDM)
The FEMA PDM grant is authorized by Section 203 of the Stafford Act, 42 U.S.C. 5133, is designed to assist States, Territories, Federally-recognized tribes, and local communities to implement a sustained pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation program to reduce overall risk to the population and structures from future hazard events, while also reducing reliance on Federal funding in future disasters. The PDM program is subject to the availability of Federal appropriations, as well as any program-specific directives or restrictions made with respect to such funds. Eligible activities under the PDM program are referenced in the Eligible Activity section of the Digest. The Hazard Mitigation Ideas reference from FEMA has wildfire mitigation section on pages 70-74. More information on the PDM Grant Program can be found here.