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New Year, New Funding Opportunities

Grants & Resources to Kick-off 2022


We are committed to bringing you the best funding and resource opportunities to create community wildfire mitigation and prevention measures.

If you have any questions, please contact your Regional Coordinator.


CDFW Grants: Proposition 1 Consultation Request 

  • The California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW) is accepting consultation requests for their 2022 solicitation.  Prospective applicants may request a consultation with CDFW staff, however consultation is not required to apply.
  • Please contact watershedgrants@wildlife.ca.gov with any questions

California Department of Parks and Recreation Land and Water Conservation Fund Program

CAL FIRE Fire Prevention Grants

  • The CAL FIRE Fire Prevention Grants Program funds fire prevention projects and activities in and around fire-threatened communities.  Projects should focus on increasing the protection of people, structures, and communities.
  • Eligible applicants include federal, state, and local agencies; Tribes; Joint Powers Authority (JPA); certified local conservation corps; and 501(c)(3) organizations
  • For more information, view the Fire Prevention Grants Program Procedural Guide
  • Application deadline: February 9, 2022 at 3:00pm PST
  • Please notify R5 Ecosystem Services & Climate Change Program Lead Lara Buluc (lara.buluc@usda.gov) if your Unit is considering submitting a CCI Fire Prevention proposal

California Department of Parks and Recreation Non-motorized Recreational Trail Program

  • The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) provides funding for the development and maintenance of recreational trails and facilities.  Applicants are expected to obtain a match amount that is greater than or equal to 12% of the total project cost
  • Eligible applicants: cities and counties; districts; state and federal agencies; non-profit organizations with management responsibilities of public lands
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

CAL FIRE Forest Health Grant

  • The CAL FIRE Forest Health Program aims to fund activities that create more resilient and sustained forests, mitigate climate change, protect communities from fire risk, strengthen rural economies, and improve California’s water and air
  • FY 2021-2022 grant solicitation cycle runs from January 2, 2022 to March 4, 2022
  • Funded activities may include forest fuels reduction; prescribed fire; pest management; reforestation; biomass utilization; and research through the Forest Research Program
  • Virtual public workshop: January 12, 2022 (registration posted to grant webpage soon)

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Sacramento District California In-Lieu Fee Grant Program (rolling)

  • The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is accepting rolling applications for their Sacramento District California In-Lieu Fee Grant Program.  This funding opportunity supports projects that establish, enhance, and restore wetlands and other aquatic resources
  • Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations; State, Federal, and local agencies; Tribes; educational institutions; and private businesses
  • Review the Notice of Funding Availability for more information, or contact Chris Gurney, Wetland Program Director: Christopher.Gurney@nfwf.org

Habitat Enhancement and Restoration Program (rolling)

  • The Habitat Enhancement and Restoration Program (HERP) supports various restoration projects, including habitat restoration, wildlife corridors, and fisheries enhancements.  HERP was the Wildlife Conservation Board’s first program, and it continues to support projects across the state.
  • HERP projects must receive a recommendation from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Eligible applicants: Private Landowners, Nonprofit Organizations, Resource Conservation Districts, Public Agencies
  • Applications accepted on continuous basis.  Contact Judah Grossman with questions and inquiries (Judah.Grossman@wildlife.ca.gov | 916-926-8829)


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