California Forest Improvement Program

The purpose of the California Forest Improvement Program (CFIP) program is to encourage private and public investment in, and improved management of, California forest lands and resources. This focus is to ensure adequate high quality timber supplies, related employment and other economic benefits, and the protection, maintenance, and enhancement of a productive and stable forest resource system for the benefit of present and future generations.

The program scope includes the improvement of all forest resources, including fish and wildlife habitat, soil, and water quality. The program provides technical assistance to private forest landowners, forest operators, wood processors, and public agencies. Cost share assistance is provided to private forest landowners, Resource Conservation Districts, and non-profit watershed groups. Cost-shared activities include management planning, site preparation, tree purchase and planting, timber stand improvement, fish and wildlife habitat improvement, and land conservation practices for ownerships containing up to 5,000 acres of forest land.

CFIP Fuels Reduction

Beginning October 1, 2014, the source of CFIP Fuels Reduction funds come from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds (GGRF).  CFIP Fuels Reduction projects are for small, non industrial landowners interested in reducing wildland vegetation hazards on non-federal forestlands land in the State.  All projects must demonstrate the potential for a greenhouse gas (GHG) benefit, be designed to meet GHG emission reduction objectives, have a measurable GHG reduction accomplishment, and include a scientific methodology to calculate and quantify the GHG emission reductions resulting from the project. 
Landowners (or their representatives) interested in applying for CFIP Fuels Reduction funding must have submitted a CFIP Concept Proposal (see list at right) by November 21, 2014. Landowners who’s Concept Proposals were approved, were invited to submit the required Project Application forms for their project:

  • CFIP Application
  • CFIP Project Summary
  • CFIP Project Description
  • Maps.

The Project Application submission deadline is postmarked no later than June 10th, 2015.

Project Application and related documents must be sent to the CAL FIRE GGRF Grants Management Unit online at Grants Management Unit or mailed to the address below:
 
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Grants Management Unit
P.O. Box 944246, Sacramento CA
Complete information can be found in the CFIP Fuels Reduction Procedural Guidelines (updated  4/30/15)

CFIP Reforestation Program

Beginning October 1, 2014, the GGRF will provide funding for the CFIP Reforestation Program. The CFIP Reforestation Program provides funding for small forest landowners to plant forest trees along with other activities related to reforestation. The goal of the CFIP Reforestation Program is to sequester carbon and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by growing trees on deforested lands. The program will be applied on understocked, small, private landowner, nonindustrial forestland and will target reforestation efforts in areas recently burned by wildfire. All projects must demonstrate the potential for a greenhouse gas (GHG) benefit, be designed to meet GHG emission reduction objectives, have a measurable GHG reduction accomplishment, and include a scientific methodology to calculate and quantify the GHG emission reductions resulting from the project. 
Landowners (or their representatives) interested in applying for CFIP Reforestation funding must have submitted a CFIP Concept Proposal (see list at right) by December 31, 2014. Landowners who’s Concept Proposals were approved, were invited to submit the required Project Application forms for their project:

  • CFIP Application
  • CFIP Project Summary
  • CFIP Project Description
  • Maps.

The Project Application submission deadline is postmarked no later than June 10th, 2015.

Project Application and related documents must be sent to the CAL FIRE GGRF Grants Management Unit online at Grants Management Unit or mailed to the address below:
 
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Grants Management Unit
P.O. Box 944246, Sacramento CA

Complete information can be found in the CFIP Reforestation Procedural Guidelines (updated 4/30/15).

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