Wildfire Resilience Block Grants

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Closed (11 total applications submitted)
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The purpose of the Wildfire Resilience Block Grant is to meet goals 1.09 – 1.15 of the Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force Action Plan by providing grant funding to regional applicants who serve as aggregators who provide technical and financial assistance to groups of nonindustrial forestland owners ranging in size from 3 to 5000 acres in a specific region.   


Under this grant, the grantee will serve as a sub granting entity to deliver a program offering technical and financial assistance to nonindustrial forestland owners.

Eligible Practices: Forest Management Planning, Technical Assistance, RPF Supervision, Site Preparation, Tree Planting, Tree Protection, Timber Stand Improvement, Pruning, Follow Up Slash Treatment

Ineligible Practices: Minor Road Upgrading, New Road or Bridge Construction, Fencing, Christmas Treew Planting, Costs for land, water, irrigation or purchase of tools or equipment, projects designed solely for fuel wood production


Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Applicants are limited to counties, resource conservation districts, special districts, and 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that have the capacity to deliver a forestry based technical and financial assistance program to non-industrial forest landowners. Tribal Government - depending on nature of how land is held in ownership.

Eligible Geographies:

Projects may only be funded on individual nonindustrial landownerships encompassing 3 to 5000 acres of forest land. Forested lands shall be defined as having more than 10% tree canopy cover of any native tree species. Only for California.

Projects that take place within disadvantaged communities or low-income communities receive scoring preference in this grant program.

Matching Funding Requirement:

Higher cost share percentage will receive higher points for grant scoring, but is not required10

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.
May 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Open Seven weeks

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.
2.5 – 10
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.
$1,000,000 – $4,000,000
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

Funding Source Notes:

Funding is a combination of sources, from the 2021 Budget Act of California (SB 170), and from the April 13, 2021 Amendment to the 2020-2021 Budget Act (SB 85)

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, 1-916-203-7455, wrpblockgrant@fire.ca.gov