Hazardous Fuels-Community Protection (HF-CP) Grants

Nevada Division of Forestry


Grant amount: US $205,000 - US $292,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 16, 2019 (Pre proposal)

Applicant type: Indigenous Group For-Profit Business Government Entity College / University Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Nevada

Location of residency: Nevada

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Overview:

NDF is seeking pre-proposals for projects that mitigate wildfire risk within Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas. Proposals should address issues identified in Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) or other wildfire mitigation planning documents, the broad goals within Nevada’s Forest Action Plan, and demonstrate collaborative interagency planning and implementation coupled with citizen ownership. Emphasis is on hazardous fuel reduction, restoration of fire-adapted ecosystems, mitigation education within the WUI, and community wildfire protection planning.

The types of allowed projects focus on achieving these goals through:

  • Reducing Hazardous Fuels and Restoring Fire-adapted Ecosystems
  • Improving Mitigation Education in the Interface
  • Community Wildfire Protection Planning

Note: HF-CP projects must be on non-federal land, align with, and be adjacent to Forest Service hazard fuel reduction projects. All HF-CP projects are only for reducing hazardous fuels/restoring fire-adapted ecosystems.

 See Priority Landscape Areas here.

Project Time Frame: One to three years from the time of funding award. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Eligible Applicants:
    • State and local agencies, tribes, non-profit organizations, companies, landowners and educational institutions. 
    • A DUNS# is required to receive funding
  • Project Purpose & Location
    • HF-CP projects must be located adjacent to planned or recently implemented projects on USFS lands and be a CWPP specified project.
    • Collaboration among multiple entities on the project is important and encouraged. 
  • Eligible Lands: 
    • While project work can occur on all lands, grant funds can only be used for activities on non-federal lands.
    • Project coordination with the USDA Forest Service and other public land management agencies is encouraged
  • Minimum criteria check-list - for projects to be eligible for funding: 
    • Is the project in an area identified specifically in the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) or Nevada Forest Action Plan (FAP)? If not, will the CWPP be updated to include the project prior to competitive grant review submission? For WSFM applications, will the CWPP update or creation be a part of the project as required?
    • Can a copy of the page from the CWPP that the project or priority area is listed on be provided?
    • Can a map (in pdf format) be provided of project area where work will occur with associated geographic descriptors; i.e., north arrow, prominent features, approximate project location/boundary, etc.? 

Ineligibility:

  • Ineligible Activities:
    • Work on federal land, research and any construction activities are not eligible for grant funding.
      • (Construction includes new or improved structures, roads, bridges and culverts, even if in connection to a thinning or restoration project. If these activities are part of the overall project, they can be used as project leverage.)
    • HF-CP Grants exclude maintenance on previous federally funded fuels projects, preparedness and suppression capacity building (e.g. purchase of fire department equipment), small business start-up funding, and GIS/database development.