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Application Email gregory.mclaughlin@dep.state.nj.us
Application Deadline Prospective applicants must submit a proposal for reimbursement to their respective Forest Fire Service Division Office or Trenton Headquarters between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013.
Notification Date Notification of award will occur within one month of the end of the application period listed above.
Community Firewise Grants

Purpose of Funding
To provide municipalities, communities and other qualifying organizations a cost-share incentive to:

  1. develop and implement Community Wildfire Protection Plans;
  2. obtain Firewise Community/USA designation;
  3. implement  hazard mitigation activities;
  4. train community Firewise liaisons.

Source of Funding
USDA Forest Service- through the National Fire Plan.

Sforesttatutory Citation
N.J.S.A. 13:9 et seq.

Who is Eligible
NJ counties, municipalities, and homeowner associations.

Qualifications Required for Consideration
Communities located in documented wildfire risk areas that have met the criteria for Firewise Communities/USA designation.

Grant Limitations
Funding is limited to half of the project cost, up to $5,000.

Application Procedures
A description of the project and a “Proposal for Reimbursement” are required in order for an application to be considered.   Applications may be submitted at any time within the period listed below.

For More Information or to Request an Application, Contact
Gregory McLaughlin
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
State Forestry Services
Mail Code: 501-04
PO Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
(609) 649-3611 or 609-292-2977
gregory.mclaughlin@dep.state.nj.us

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