Community Firewise Grants
||Prospective applicants must submit an application between March 26, 2021 and June 30, 2021.
||Notification of award will occur within one month of the end of the application period listed above or upon acceptance of a qualified proposal; whichever is earlier.
Purpose of Funding
Meeting the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy goals for Wildfire Risk Reduction (WRR).
To provide municipalities, communities and other qualifying organizations a cost-share incentive to:
- Obtain Firewise Community/USA designation.
- Implement hazard mitigation activities.
- Train community Firewise liaisons.
- Conduct outreach and awareness activities in the community.
Source of Funding
USDA Forest Service- through the Cohesive Fire Strategy Grants.
N.J.S.A. 13:1D-9 (q), (r ) and 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.
Funding is limited to half of the project cost, up to $5,000 per Firewise community.
Community Firewise Grant applications are accepted via NJ Department of Environmental Protection, System for Administering Grants Electronically (NJDEP SAGE) https://njdepsage.intelligrants.com. Applications may be submitted until 6/30/2021
For More Information, Contact
Joseph Battersby, Division Forest Firewarden