New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), Forestry Division
04/12/19 4:30 PM MDT
Grants to New Mexico government agencies in eligible locations, including tribal and pueblo agencies, to mitigate the threat of wildfires. Funding is intended to support programs and activities that reduce the use of hazardous fuels, improve fire suppression and prevention, promote community assistance, and restore fire-adapted ecosystems.
The New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), Forestry Division offers grants for the planning and implementation of hazardous fuels mitigation projects that will reduce the fire threat in Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas in New Mexico. Funding will be awarded with emphasis on hazardous fuel reduction, information and education, and community and homeowner action.
Applications shall consider all elements required to implement on the ground treatments, including assessment/scoping, planning, information/education, implementation/treatment, monitoring/evaluation, and acquisition of the necessary permits and consultations to complete the project. Types of expenditures eligible for coverage by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and the Interior National Fire Plan in 2020 include labor, supplies, travel, and materials.
The 10-year Comprehensive Strategy of the National Fire Plan focuses on assisting people and communities in WUI areas to moderate the threat of catastrophic fire through the four broad goals of the Western Wildland Fire Protection Committee (WWFPC). For a detailed description of these goals, see see the RFP document in Supporting Documents below, pages 2-3.
EMNRD will give priority to activities that tie back to an established CWPP (community wildfire protection plan). CWPPs are created by local communities and may address issues such as wildfire response, hazard mitigation, community preparedness, structure protection, or a combination of the above. (For a copy of the CWPP handbook, see http://www.safnet.org/policyandpress/cwpphandbook.pdf.)
For qualifying project types and examples, see Exhibit F of the RFP indicated above.
GrantWatch ID#: 174883
Each application is limited to $300,000. Applications over this amount will be considered ineligible.
EMNRD encourages small projects under $75,000 to apply.
The contract period shall extend from the date of contract approval by EMNRD for two years, with a possible extension of one year, if the successful Applicants show substantial progress.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Address all questions and submit the application to:
Andrew Frederick, Resource Management Bureau Chief
EMNRD, Forestry Division
Wendell Chino Bldg.
1220 S. St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, N.M. 87505
Telephone: (505) 476-3343
USA: New Mexico