Western Wildland Urban Interface Grant Program

Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation


Grant amount: Up to US $270,000

Anticipated deadline: Aug 10, 2019 4:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Montana

Location of residency: Montana

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Overview:

About the DNRC

Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation's mission is to help ensure that Montana's land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations.

DNRC administers a wide range of grants and loans for Montana, assisting cities and towns, conservation districts, private landowners, and other groups in managing natural resource issues at the local level.

Western Wildland Urban Interface Grant Program

National Fire Plan funds to mitigate risk from wildland fire within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) are available and awarded through a competitive process to 22 western states and territories through the Western Wildland Urban Interface Grant Program.

Key Areas :

This program supports the following activities on private and state lands:

  • hazardous fuel reduction 
  • fire-adapted ecosystem restoration
  • homeowner information and education
  • assessment and planning
  • monitoring through community and landowner action

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

Eligibility:

  • Eligible applicants include but are not limited to non-profit organizations, conservation districts, county and municipal governments, and fire departments.
  • Matching Funds:
    • The WUI grant program requires a match of 1:1 federal to non-federal funds, which DNRC will meet. 
    • DNRC requires an additional match of 3:1 federal to non-federal funds from project partners. 

Ineligibility:

  • Individual property owners may not apply but may contact the DNRC Service Forester in their area for information on cost-share opportunities for fire adapted ecosystem restoration and hazardous fuel reduction on their forested property.