2021 SFA Grant Program

2021 SFA Grant Award Announcement

California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) is pleased to announce nine projects have been selected for funding for the 2021 Grants Clearinghouse SFA Fire Prevention Program.

In total, the CFSC Grants Clearinghouse awarded $1.3 million dollars to support fuel reduction projects such as community chipper programs, fuel breaks, and roadside and defensible space projects, as well as projects to promote community engagement and the use of educational tools to spread the Fire Safe message .

Click here to view the grant report and learn more about the selected projects.


Grant Application Guide (To request a printed Application Guide, send an email to skniss@staging.cafiresafecouncil.org)

Planning Tool and Application

21 SFA Webinar FAQ’s

21 SFA Application Powerpoint

For general questions about the grant program or application process, consider joining the 21 SFA Google Group. Send an email to skniss@staging.cafiresafecouncil.org and you will be added to the group and will receive a welcome email. 


21 SFA Grant Workshop Webinar Recording

The California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) is excited to announce the 2021 State Fire Assistance (SFA) competitive application process for wildfire prevention grants. Funding is provided through a master grant awarded to CFSC by the U.S. Forest Service, and is administered through CFSC’s Grants Clearinghouse program. CFSC will issue subawards to successful applicants that support fire risk reduction activities by landowners and residents in at-risk communities to restore and maintain resilient landscapes and create fire-adapted communities.  Projects may focus on one or more of the following categories:

  • Fuel Hazard Mitigation vegetation treatments such as chipping, thinning, burning, or grazing.
  • Community Hazard Mitigation Planning such as Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP’s), Firewise assessments, hazard assessments, and similar types of planning activities.
  • Prevention and Mitigation Education such as outreach, mailings, workshops, events, PSAs, and other education programs.

Funding, Cost Share Requirement and Duration:

CFSC has approximately $1.3 million available for 2021 SFA wildfire prevention projects.

There is a dollar-for-dollar mandatory cost share for awarded grants. Federal SFA funding can account for up to 50% of the project’s costs, the remaining funds must come from non-federal sources and may include cash and/or third-party in-kind.

Application Schedule: 

April 7, 2021 Program Announced
May 3, 2021 Accepting Applications
May 3-14, 2021 Grant Application Training Workshops
June 15, 2021 Applications Due by 11:59 p.m.
August 2021 Award Announcement


Amber Gardner

Clearinghouse Manager

Phone:  (916) 256-3337 

Email:  agardner@staging.cafiresafecouncil.org 

Contact Amber if you have questions about how to use features in the ZoomGrants website. 

Dan Lang 

Senior Grant Specialist 

Phone: (916) 256-3621 

Email: dlang@staging.cafiresafecouncil.org 

Contact Dan if your project is in Northern California or upper Central California. 

Thomas Shumaker 

Staff Grant Specialist 

(916) 256-3130 



Contact Thomas if your project is Northern California 

Becca Joyner 

Staff Grant Specialist 

(916) 256-3215 


Contact Becca if your project is in Southern California
Liron Galliano 

Senior Grant Specialist 

(916) 277-8502

Email: lgalliano@staging.cafiresafecouncil.org


Contact Liron if your project is in lower Central California. 


Important Notices

This grant program is funded in full by the U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region under the terms of Grant number 20-DG-11052012-135. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Forest Service. California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) is committed to making its materials and programs accessible to all customers and employees. If you experience any difficulty accessing information provided by CFSC, please contact us at info@staging.cafiresafecouncil.org or (916) 648-3600. We will do our best to assist you. This may include providing the information to you in an alternate format.

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, 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.

To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C., 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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