2023 Wildfire Resilience Forest Stewardship Grants

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Applications for the Wildfire Resilience Grants will be accepted between October 2, 2023 to November 15, 2023.

The purpose of the grant solicitation is to expand forest stewardship planning and management to assist small private forest landowners in California.



The 2023 Stewardship Grant solicitation is being offered by the Joint Forestry Committee (comprised of the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) Forestry Committee and Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee) on behalf of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and administered by CAL FIRE (also referred to as State). The Joint Forestry Committee will solicit proposals and select successful applicants utilizing state funds. After the selection process has been completed by the Joint Forestry Committee, CAL FIRE will work with the successful applicants to obtain needed revisions and other required documents prior to managing the award through the State’s online grant management system, eCivis. The eCivis platform will be used for all invoicing, amendments, etc, and CAL FIRE will administer the grants. The solicitation process through the Joint Forestry Committee will be a simple process with basic information necessary for the committee to be able to make their selections. However, please read the grant guidelines thoroughly as these guidelines include what will be required for all successful applicants to include for the online data submission, which includes necessary documents the State requires, what items can be budgeted, the indirect cost rate and other important information.

Applicants are limited to resource conservation districts (RCD), State and Federally recognized tribes, forestry extension services for universities and 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that have the capacity to expand forest stewardship planning and management primarily through educational outreach and grant preparation.


The grants are limited to the following eligible practices that project applicants shall provide to small forest landowners under this funding:
• Stewardship Planning – Assistance to eligible applicants to expand capacity to develop high-quality grant proposals for various forest health, fuel reduction, fire prevention and other forest conservation and restoration grant programs in the state.
• Education and Outreach – Provide educational outreach relevant to the small private forest landowner community.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$10,000 – $50,000
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State
The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
John Ramaley, 1-916-203-9755, john.ramaley@fire.ca.gov