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
- 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.
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
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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