Grants

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.
 

Western States Fire Managers (WSFM) & Hazardous Fuels-Community Protection (HF-CP) Grants – Closed

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.

Please use the following forms for the pre-proposal:

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) past successful applications:

Go to https://www.forestrygrants.org/cwsfWUI/ and click on the “CWSF/WUI” button, then click on the “FY2018 Proposals” button. Then click on the grant names at the website that are listed below. 

WA – U. Kittitas
WA – Antoine 
WA – Hunters 
AK – KPB CWPP Updates
OR – Chickahominy Creek C
MT – Bitter Root RC&D
MT – Blackfoot Challenge

Hazardous Fuels-Community Protection (HF-CP) past successful applications:

2015 Clear Creek ; 2016 Currant Summit ; 2017 Arrow Creek

Contact:

Ryan S. Shane
Cooperative Forestry & Fire Supervisor, Community Protection Coordinator
775-684-2511

 

Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) Grants – Closed

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 2019 LSR Pre-proposal can be viewed and downloaded using the following links:

The 2019 LSR application form is not yet available for the Western States. For information purposes, see instructions and criteria for the 2018 applications at http://www.thewflc.org/landscape-scale-restoration-competitive-grant-program/fy-2018-landscape-scale-restoration. The 2019 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/.

2016 Pinyon-Juniper Encroachment ; 2016 Turf Conversion ; 2017 Clearwater Complex

Contact:

Heather Giger
Stewardship/Legacy Coordinator
775-684-2552

 

Forest Legacy Program (FLP) Grants – Closed

Eligible applicants include private landowners, tribal and local government agencies, land trust organizations, and other qualified non-profit conservation organizations.
NDF is no longer accepting FLP applications for the 2017-2018 funding cycle. Please contact program coordinator, Heather Giger, for information about the 2018-2019 application process. 

Watch this video celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Legacy Program for a brief program overview.

Additional Legacy Program success stories can be read here.

General information about FLP can be found at: http://www.fs.fed.us/spf/coop/programs/loa/flp.shtml 

Contact:

Heather Giger
Stewardship/Legacy Coordinator
775-684-2552

 

Urban Forest Training Grants- Open 

Know of anybody in Nevada who could use leadership in urban forestry training?  Here’s a grant to get you there!

This grant covers all expenses. Grant match is time to attend. Check it out here: Urban Forest Training 

2018 Municipal Forestry Institute Application

Urban and Community Forestry Program Grants – Open

This program provides funding to local governments, educational institutions, Native –American tribal governments and non-profit groups for urban forestry projects. It is being offered to encourage Nevada cities, towns and counties to create urban forestry programs based on a vision that recognizes the value of trees within a community. Proposed programs that foster partnerships reflecting the ongoing effort to provide healthy, safe and livable neighborhoods are highly encouraged. This grant program is part of Nevada’s ongoing initiative to provide funding for urban tree inventory and analysis, management planning, urban forestry awareness, education and outreach projects, and new urban tree plantings.

All qualifying applications will be evaluated and ranked for approval before being awarded. All projects must be completed by May of 2018. Applications for funding are due by 5:00 pm on May 22, 2017. 

2017/18 Urban Forestry Grant Application Package

Contact:

Lisa Ortega
Urban and Community Forestry Coordinator
702-486-5123 Ext. 226

 

Community Forest & Open Space Program (CFP) Grants – Open

Eligible applicants include private landowners, tribal and local government agencies, land trust organizations, and other qualified non-profit conservation organizations. Funding applications must be submitted electronically to Heather Giger by 5:00 pm, June 29, 2018, to be considered for the current funding cycle.

Please review the CFP application 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 CFP Program Coordinator, Heather Giger, with any questions about the 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

Contact:

Heather Giger
Stewardship/Legacy Coordinator
775-684-2552

 

Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Grants – Closed

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 2017 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.

2017 Press Release

2017 Application Instructions

2017 Application

Contact:

Ryan S. Shane
Cooperative Forestry & Fire Supervisor, Community Protection Coordinator
775-684-2511

 

Forest Health Grants  Open

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.

Contact:

Gene Phillips
Forest Health Specialist
775-849-2500 ext 241

 

Other Grants

The grants listed below are managed by agencies and organizations other than NDF and are posted here to increase public awareness of additional funding opportunities that compliment NDF programs and activities.  

Bi-State Sage-Grouse Conservation Funding

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) – Livestock in Harmony with Bi-State Sage-Grouse project. This RCPP project contains two funding streams: one from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and one from the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). The deadline for EQIP applications for the first sign-up period is April 27, 2018. The deadline for ACEP applications for 2018 funding is also April 27, 2018.

Please view the full funding announcement for additional information.

 

NFPA Community Wildfire Preparedness Day Grants

Downloadable Postcard Annoucement

When it comes to Community Wildfire Preparedness, one tool that may be helpful in your outreach to your communities are the funding awards provided as a part of NFPA’s Wildfire Community Preparedness Day provided with sponsorship from State Farm.

The application period for funding awards opens this year on January 8 and closes on the 2nd of March.  It is a very simple online application. Resources are available on the Wildfire Prep Day page (www.WildfirePrepDay.org) to assist those who want to apply. 

 

Regional Conservation Partnership Program 

The Sagebrush Ecosystem Program (SEP) is seeking producers interested in receiving financial and technical assistance through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) and also developing credits in the Nevada Conservation Credit System (CCS). This is a tremendous opportunity to implement valuable conservation practices that address landowner needs and the needs of sage-grouse.

Please view the full funding announcement for additional information.

Contact:
Dan Huser
Sagebrush Ecosystem Technical Team
(775) 684-8600 x22

 

Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program. The Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program is a partnership that includes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the Endowment. This opportunity closes Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. To learn more about the Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program, review the Request for Proposals.

Applicants are strongly urged to contact Peter Stangel or Jeff Lerner to discuss project ideas before submitting an application.

 

Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership – Closed

Eligible applicants include private landowners, tribal and local government agencies working in coordination with the National Forest System and/or State Lands.

The U.S. Forest Service (FS) and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are working together to improve the health of forests where public and private lands meet. Through the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership, the two agencies are restoring landscapes, reducing wildfire threats to communities and landowners, protecting water quality and enhancing wildlife habitat.

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2018 funding cycle. Proposed projects require the approval of both local and regional FS and NRCS representatives, and must include activities on a combination of private and public lands.

The submission deadline for applications is October 17, 2017. Proposals should be submitted electronically to Luther Jones, NRCS, and Clint Cross, FS. The current announcement and application template are listed below:

Additional information about the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership and successful 2017 projects can be viewed here.

For assistance with the Joint Chiefs’ application, please contact:

Heather Giger
Stewardship/Legacy Coordinator
775-684-2552

 

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.

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