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Application Deadline Prospective applicants must submit a proposal for reimbursement to their respective Forest Fire Service Division Office or Trenton Headquarters between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018.
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
Meeting the National Cohesive Strategy goals for Wildfire Risk Reduction.

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

  1. obtain Firewise Community/USA designation;
  2. implement  hazard mitigation activities;
  3. train community Firewise liaisons.
  4. conduct outreach and awareness activities in the community.

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

Statutory Citation
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.

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 for an application to be considered. Applicants shall also complete form AD-1048, Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion – Lower Tier Covered Transactions,” available at   Applications may be submitted at any time within the period listed.

For More Information or to Request an Application, Contact
Gregory McLaughlin, Assistant State Firewarden
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
New Jersey Forest Fire Service
Mail Code: 501-04
PO Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
(609) 649-3611 or 609-292-2977

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