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.

APPLICATIONS CLOSED. 

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 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.

APPLICATIONS CLOSED.

Under this competitive grant program, CAL FIRE purchases or accepts donations of conservation easements or fee title of productive forest lands to encourage their long-term conservation. The program seeks to protect environmentally important forest land threatened with conversion to non-forest uses. 

APPLICATIONS CLOSED.

Tribal Wildfire Resilience grants is part of CAL FIRE’s Climate and Energy Program and supports California Native American tribes in managing ancestral lands, implementing and promoting Traditional Environmental Knowledges in wildfire resilience, and establishing wildfire safety for tribal communities.

APPLICATIONS CLOSED.

Urban communities benefit through tree planting, planning, workforce development, and education. This program is part of the California Climate Investments (CCI).

APPLICATIONS 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.

Wildfire Prevention grants fund projects in and near fire threatened communities to increase the protection of people, structures, and communities.

APPLICATIONS OPEN - Applications will be accepted between January 29, 2024, to February 26, 2024, 5:00 p.m. PST.

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. 

CAL FIRE Grants

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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.

California Grants Portal

CAL FIRE currently uses eCivis Grants Portal to manage grant applications and grant reporting for most grant programs. 
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 – Navigating the Budget in a Grant Application