2022 County Coordinator Grant Opportunity – Southern Region


May 19, 2022 Update: 2022 CALFIRE County Coordinator Grant Program – Southern Region Award Announcement

The California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) is pleased to announce 11 new County Coordinator Grant Program awards located in CALFIRE’s Southern Region. In total, the CFSC will award $1.925 million to these 11 applicants. Each county will receive a grant of $175,000. View the official grant announcement here.

For questions about the County Coordinator Grant Program, please contact Nina Evans at nevans@staging.cafiresafecouncil.org for projects located in CALFIRE’s Southern Region or Julia Marsili at jmarsili@staging.cafiresafecouncil.org for projects located in CALFIRE’s Northern Region. Here is the CALFIRE region map for reference.

The 11 selected CALFIRE Southern Region Projects are:

Calaveras County

Recipient: Calaveras County of Emergency Services

Title: Calaveras County Wildfire Mitigation Coordinator Program

Mono County

Recipient: Mono County

Title: Mono County Wildfire Mitigation Coordinator

Inyo County

Recipient: Inyo County

Title: Inyo County Wildfire Coordinator

Monterey County

Recipient: Monterey Fire Safe Council, Inc.

Title: County Coordinator – Fire Safe Council For Monterey County

Orange County

Recipient: Irvine Ranch Conservancy

Title: Orange County Coordinator

San Luis Obispo County

Recipient: San Luis Obispo Community Fire Safe Council, Inc.

Title: San Luis Obispo County Coordinator

Ventura County

Recipient: Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council

Title: Ventura County Coordinator

Tulare County

Recipient: Tulare County

Title: Tulare County Coordinator Program

Los Angeles County

Recipient: The Safe Community Project

Title: Wildfire Alliance LA

Tuolumne County

Recipient: Tuolumne County

Title: Tuolumne County Wildfire Mitigation Outreach and Coordination

Madera County

Recipient: Madera County

Title: Madera County Firewise/County Coordinator Project

The objective of the County Coordinator Grant is to educate, encourage, and develop county-wide collaboration and coordination among various wildfire mitigation groups operating within counties containing State Responsibility Area (SRA) lands. Grants can be used to cover administrative costs relevant to county-wide coordination efforts, including but not limited to the salary, support, and administrative costs for a designated County Coordinator.


Grant Program Re-Opens in August 2022:

The California Fire Safe Council is requesting additional applicants for the 2022 CAL FIRE County Coordinator grant program when it opens in August 2022. Applicants can be in CALFIRE’s Southern and Northern Region.  This program will be for new applicants and not existing grantees. Updates regarding the grant application will be posted to this CFSC webpage.


About the California Fire Safe Council:

The County Coordinator Grant Program is part of a larger effort by the California Fire Safe Council and our partners to develop local and regional capacity and coordination to encourage collaboration between all fire mitigation and emergency preparedness groups and government agencies and stakeholders. Each County Coordinator will serve as a conduit of information and resources and provide active coordination and outreach efforts within their county.

To learn more about the California Fire Safe Council and our work to become California’s leader in community wildfire risk reduction and resiliency, please visit staging.cafiresafecouncil.org/AboutUs and review our Annual Grant Reports at staging.cafiresafecouncil.org/AnnualReports.

For more information on Fire Safe Councils in your area or how to start a local fire safe council, please visit staging.cafiresafecouncil.org/resources. 


Important Notices:

This grant program and publication are funded in full by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) as part of the California Climate Investment Program, under the terms of Grant number 5GG21100.  The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of CAL FIRE.

Community Wildfire Preparedness Project is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment– particularly in disadvantaged communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefit residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California. For more information, visit the California Climate Investment website at: www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov


In accordance with federal law, CFSC is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs. CFSC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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