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Grants Available to Help Cities Reduce Wildfire Risk

August 30, 2018
Cities can apply for a grant through the U.S. Forest Service’s Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) program to reduce wildfire risk throughout land use planning. 
Applications for the 2019 grants are due Oct. 5. The funding is open to all local jurisdictions. 

The federal agency provides free planning related to the Wildland-Urban Interface code. These include:
  • Recommendations for updated planning policies and regulations;
  • Capacity-building trainings for planning staff;
  • Local wildfire hazard assessment; Guidance on local mitigation plans; and
  • Research and outreach tools.
Application Details
Eligible communities include U.S. cities, towns, or counties that have authority over local land use and zoning decisions. Applications must be submitted jointly by the community planning and fire departments. Communities should be willing to commit staff time and enter into a Memorandum of Understanding.
Additional information is available at www.planningforwildfire.org.
Please direct questions to Molly Mowery at (303) 358-9589.

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