Fire Prevention Grants Program

STATUS: Applications will open on March 10th, Applications due by May 12th, 2021, no later than 3:00 pm PDT.


CAL FIRE- Fire Prevention Grant Tutorials

CAL FIRE- Fire Prevention Grants Online Workshop 

PowerPoint presentation on Fire Prevention’s Grant Program

CAL FIRE- Fire Prevention ESRI Project Mapping Video Tutorial

Roadside Fuels Reduction Project in Yuba County.

This is an example of a project that reduces the potential for large and damaging wildfires. This would also reduce the potential for hazardous greenhouse gasses released by wildfires.

California Climate Investments Fire Prevention Grant Program

Through the California Climate Investments (CCI​) Fire Prevention Grant Program, CAL FIRE aims to reduce the risk of wildland fires to habitable structures and communities, while maximizing carbon sequestration in healthy wildland habitat and minimizing the uncontrolled release of emissions emitted by wildfires.

Project Types and Activities – The three qualifying projects and activities include those related to hazardous fuel reduction and removal of dead, dying, or diseased trees, fire prevention planning, and fire prevention education. Examples of qualifying projects and activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Vegetation clearance in critical locations to reduce wildfire intensity and rate of spread.
  • Creation or maintenance of fuel breaks in strategic locations, as identified in CAL FIRE Unit Fire Plans, a Community Wildfire Protection Plan, or similar strategic planning document.
  • Removal of ladder fuels to reduce the risk of crown fires.
  • Creation of community-level fire prevention programs, such as community chipping days, roadside chipping, and green waste bin programs.
  • Selective tree removal (thinning) to improve forest health to withstand wildfire.
  • Modification of vegetation adjacent to roads to provide for safer ingress and egress of evacuating residents and responding emergency personnel.
  • Reduction of fuel loading around critical firefighting infrastructure, including, but not limited to, fire hydrants, water drafting locations, and staging areas.
  • Purchase of fuel modification equipment not to exceed $250,000.
  • Removal of dead and dying trees that pose a threat to public health and safety. 
  •     Workshops, meetings, materials creation, and other educational activities with the purpose of increasing knowledge and awareness of information that could be used to reduce the total number of wildland fire and acres burned.
  •     Wildfire risk or related mapping.
  •     Creation of Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP).
  •     Development of evacuation plans.
  •     Creation or updates to wildfire mitigation plans.

Contact Us

Should you need additional information, please send an email to or contact Diane Carpenter at (916) 568-3838. Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions we will have limited phone access due to teleworking.

Additional Grant Contacts

CAL FIRE Fire Prevention Grant Unit Contact List

Northern Region Contact

Southern Region Contact