The CFIP program receives funding from a variety of other State and Federal sources. The varied funding sources may have different requirements or additional application procedures, so please always be sure to discuss your project with your Forestry Assistance Specialist (FAS) at the CAL FIRE unit in which your project resides, or the Regional FAS. Contact a Forestry Assistance Specialist.
CAL FIRE will be releasing approximately $1 to $2 million per period (every other month). The highest ranked CFIP application packages will be selected for funding in each application period. Once the funds have been encumbered for the designated period, all qualifying unfunded CFIP application packages shall be moved to the next funding cycle to compete with CFIP projects/applications that are submitted during that designated period. Application packages that have failed to score high enough to be awarded a grant after one year will be sent back to the project proponent with an explanation for why the project has not been funded.
The 2023 CFIP application periods end on the dates listed below. These dates are for the state-wide scoring in Sacramento for all CFIP projects at each cut-off. For a CFIP application to be in Sacramento and eligible for the state-wide scoring, it must have first scored well at the local level and been processed by the local FAS. Please discuss local scoring and processing lead times with the FAS at the CAL FIRE unit in which your project resides.
March 1, 2023
May 1, 2023
July 1, 2023
September 1, 2023
November 1, 2023
Before you fill out an application, pre-consult with your local FAS (Contact a Forestry Assistance Specialist) to determine the status of funding, current application process, and whether your property and project are eligible for funding. Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the CFIP User’s Guide and familiarize themselves with CFIP before applying. The User’s Guide includes more detailed instructions on how to apply and which forms to submit to your local FAS.
THE NEWEST EDITION OF CFIP FORMS MUST BE USED. Projects submitted on old forms will be rejected upon submittal.
- RM-6 CFIP Application
- RM-7A CFIP Agreement
- RM-7B CFIP Agreement - Continuation Sheet
- RM-8 CFIP Project Budget
- RM-11 CFIP Amendment
- RM-12 CFIP RPF Checklist
- RM-13 CFIP PEIR Environmental Checklist
- RM-16 CFIP Invoice Cover Page
- RM-30 Pest Control Recommendation
Templates for RPFs