CAL FIRE offers several grant opportunities available through three programs: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds (GGRF), State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund (SRAFPF) and Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA). For information on Urban Forestry Grants visit our Urban Forestry Grants page.

2016-2017 State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund (SRAFPF) and Tree Mortality (TM) Grant Program

SRA Fire Prevention Fund - Projects are aimed at reducing the wildfire effects on structures in State Responsibility Areas (SRA).

CAL FIRE Announces Additional Fire Prevention Fund Grants

Greehouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) Grants

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Grant Awardees 2014-2015



Draft Procedural Guidelines for public comment - November 14, 2016 - December 30, 2016. Grants to help restore forest health in order to help reduce greenhouse gasses (GHGs).

- Grants for a variety of projects that provide for expansion and better management of urban forests.

Fuels Reduction


Grants and cost share agreements for selective removal and utilization of vegetation to reduce wildfire hazards.

Reforestation Services


Grants and cost share agreements to plant forest trees.

Forest Legacy Program


Grants for conservation easements for landowners through CAL FIRE’s Forest Legacy Program.

Forest Pest Control


Grants for timber stand improvement/forest health, removal of dead trees, restoration of damaged forests, and utilization of vegetation as a renewable energy source.

Forest Practice Program


Grants for development of the Programmatic Timber Environmental Impact Reports for improved timber management practices. To be announced pending Board of Forestry and Fire Protection regulatory action.

Demonstration State Forests Research


Research grants for greenhouse gas reduction projects and carbon sequestration enhancement.

2015-2016 Fire Prevention Fund (FPF) Drought Related Grants

SRA Fire Prevention Fund - Projects are aimed at reducing the wildfire effects on structures in State Responsibility Areas (SRA).

Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Grants

Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Grant - A Federally-funded grant program that allows California to provide local and rural fire departments with minor firefighting, training, communications and safety equipment for their volunteer firefighters. The 2016 VFA application period is now closed.

Outside Grant Resources

Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program (EEMP)

Grant and Loan Programs within the Natural Resources Agency

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