CAL FIRE provides grant opportunities to improve forest health and improve firefighting capacity throughout the State.
APPLICATIONS OPEN; ONGOING.
Strengthen the forest-sector workforce and businesses of California while promoting healthy, resilient forests. Business development projects, workforce development projects, and research and development projects are considered.
APPLICATIONS OPEN; ONGOING.
Cost-sharing assistance is available for public and private forest land to maintain high quality timber supplies while building a stable forest resource system for future generations. Funds improve all forest resources, including fish and wildlife habitat, and soil and water quality.
Forest Health grants fund restoration and reforestation activities. Activities can include fuels reduction, prescribed fire, pest management, and biomass utilization.
Projects focus on mitigating climate change, protecting communities from the risk of fires, strengthening rural economies, and improving California's water and air.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.
The CAL FIRE Forest Health Research Program supports scientific studies that provide critical information and tools to forest landowners, resource agencies, fire management organizations and policy makers across California on a variety of topics related to forest health and management.
STATE APPLICATIONS - CLOSED.
FEDERAL APPLICATIONS - OPEN.
Protect environmentally important forest lands threatened with conversion to non-forest uses. Encourage sustainable timber production, wildlife habitat, recreation opportunities, watershed protection and open space.
Urban communities benefit through tree planting, planning, workforce development, and education. This program is part of the California Climate Investments (CCI).
APPLICATIONS PERIOD CLOSED.
The Volunteer Fire Capacity Grant Program is 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.
APPLICATIONS CLOSED. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES.
Wildfire Prevention grants fund projects in and near fire threatened communities to increase the protection of people, structures, and communities.
The Wildfire Resilience Program includes several state forestry assistance programs within CAL FIRE that share the goal of improving the health and productivity of private forest lands and reducing the threat posed from wildland fires.
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Need help deciding which grant program is for you?
See which activities fall under each grant program using the CAL FIRE Grant Program Infographic.
Looking for other grants not listed here?
Visit the California Grants Portal (a project by the California State Library) to find all grants and loans offered on a competitive or first-come basis by California state agencies.
If you are an existing grantee, CAL FIRE staff will notify you when you will be required to use the portal for grant management.
To view grants that are currently open, please visit the eCivis - CAL FIRE Open Solicitations page.”
Grants Portal Training Material:
• eCivis Grants Portal - Application User Guide
• eCivis Grants Portal - Applicant Troubleshooting Guide
• eCivis Grants Portal - Grantee User Guide
• eCivis Grants Portal - Training Webinar