Fire Prevention Grants Program
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Roadside Fuels Reduction Project in Yuba County.
This is an example of a project that reduces the potential for large and damaging wildfires. This would also reduce the potential for hazardous greenhouse gasses released by wildfires.
California Climate Investments Fire Prevention Grant Program
Through the California Climate Investments (CCI) Fire Prevention Grant Program, CAL FIRE aims to reduce the risk of wildland fires to habitable structures and communities, while maximizing carbon sequestration in healthy wildland habitat and minimizing the uncontrolled release of emissions emitted by wildfires.
Project Types and Activities – The three qualifying projects and activities include those related to hazardous fuel reduction and removal of dead, dying, or diseased trees, fire prevention planning, and fire prevention education. Examples of qualifying projects and activities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Vegetation clearance in critical locations to reduce wildfire intensity and rate of spread.
- Creation or maintenance of fuel breaks in strategic locations, as identified in CAL FIRE Unit Fire Plans, a Community Wildfire Protection Plan, or similar strategic planning document.
- Removal of ladder fuels to reduce the risk of crown fires.
- Creation of community-level fire prevention programs, such as community chipping days, roadside chipping, and green waste bin programs.
- Selective tree removal (thinning) to improve forest health to withstand wildfire.
- Modification of vegetation adjacent to roads to provide for safer ingress and egress of evacuating residents and responding emergency personnel.
- Reduction of fuel loading around critical firefighting infrastructure, including, but not limited to, fire hydrants, water drafting locations, and staging areas.
- Purchase of fuel modification equipment not to exceed $100,000.
- Removal of dead and dying trees that pose a threat to public health and safety and meet the following characteristics:
- Dead and dying trees must be greater than 10” in diameter and 20 feet in height;
- Dead and dying trees reasonably accessible by equipment/machinery;
- Dead and dying trees within 300 feet of permanent structures that pose a structural threat to the residence. (this does not include movable or temporary sheds, outbuildings, or carports).
- Dead and dying trees within 300 feet of serviceable roadways that pose a structural threat to roadways; or public or private infrastructure.
- Removal of dead or dying trees from existing fuel breaks; or from Tier 2 high hazard zones.
- Workshops, meetings, materials creation, and other educational activities with the purpose of increasing knowledge and awareness of information that could be used to reduce the total number of wildland fire and acres burned.
- Wildfire risk or related mapping.
- Creation of Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP).
- Development of evacuation plans.
- Creation or updates to wildfire mitigation plans.
Should you need additional information, you may contact Deepti Sharma at (916) 568-2925 or FPGrants@fire.ca.gov