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CAL FIRE Grant Funding for Fire Prevention and Forest Health Projects

Announced today is the availability of up to $317 million for Forest Health, Fire Prevention, Forest Legacy and Forest Health Research grant projects. CAL FIRE is soliciting applications for projects that prevent catastrophic wildfires, protect communities, and restore forests to healthy, functioning ecosystems while also sequestering carbon and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The call for applications opened today, March 10, 2021 and will be due by 3:00 PM on May 19, 2021. For more information and to sign up for email announcements, visit

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2020 Fire Siege Report

The 2020 Fire Siege report chronicles actions, decisions and challenges faced across the broad expanse of CAL FIRE operations and administration. This multidisciplinary approach to telling the story of the 2020 Fire Siege exemplifies the interconnected elements that work in concert to achieve the CAL FIRE mission every day and without fail.

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California Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan

Governor’s Task Force Outlines Actions to Reduce Wildfire Risk, Improve Health of Forests and Wildlands.

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Exit Drills in the Home

Exit drills in the home can help you prepare for an emergency. Learn more about home fire safety below. 

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Ready for Wildfire

Being Ready for wildfire starts with maintaining an adequate defensible space and by hardening your home by using fire resistant building materials.  Find the right actions to prepare your family and home for the next California wildfire with the Prepare for Wildfire App. Create your wildfire action plan today.

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Get the Latest COVID-19 Updates

California is issuing daily updates on COVID-19. See the most recent updates on the CDPH News Release page.


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California COVID-19 Survey

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It is more important than ever that our state government hear from Californians. This survey is an effort to give Californians the opportunity to share their experiences related to COVID-19 and its impact.

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Community Wildfire Prevention & Mitigation Report

In a 45-Day Report to Governor Gavin Newsom in response to Executive Order N-05-19, CAL FIRE systematically identified high priority fuels reduction projects and other measures to immediately begin to protect over 200 of California's most wildfire-vulnerable communities and put the state on a path toward long-term wildfire prevention and forest health.

45-Day Report & 35 Priority Projects

Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Executive Order

Governor Gavin Newsom Issues an Emergency Proclamation Protecting Vulnerable Communities From Catastrophic Wildfire

Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Emergency Proclamation directing CAL FIRE to immediately implement projects that were systematically identified as high priority fuels reduction projects and other measures to protect over 200 of California's most wildfire-vulnerable communities and put the state on a path toward long-term wildfire prevention and forest health. 

Fact Sheet on Emergency Proclamation (PDF)