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Western States Fire Managers (WSFM) Grant

Grants to Nevada Nonprofits, Agencies, Educational
Institutions, Tribes, and Landowners to Reduce Wildfires

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF)

LOI Date:

03/01/21

Deadline Date:

07/16/21

Description:

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Grants to Nevada nonprofit organizations, agencies, educational institutions, associations, tribes, and landowners for projects to reduce wildfires. Applicants must submit a pre-proposal prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended specifically for programs that mitigate wildfire risk within Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas.

Proposals should address issues identified in Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) or other wildfire mitigation planning documents, the broad goals within Nevada’s Forest Action Plan, and demonstrate collaborative interagency planning and implementation coupled with citizen ownership. Emphasis is on hazardous fuel reduction, restoration of fire-adapted ecosystems, mitigation education within the WUI, and community wildfire protection planning.

The types of allowed projects focus on achieving these goals through:

  • Reducing Hazardous Fuels and Restoring Fire-adapted Ecosystems
  • Improving Mitigation Education in the Interface
  • Community Wildfire Protection Planning

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179487

Number of Grants:

Ten

Estimated Size of Grant:

Projects that utilize approximately $205,000 to $292,000 in grant funds are desired.

Term of Contract:

The project time frame is one to three years from the time of funding award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include other state and local governmental agencies, tribes, non-profit organizations, homeowners associations, owners of large private land tracts, and educational institutions.

WSFM Grants exclude maintenance on previous federally funded fuels projects, preparedness and suppression capacity building (e.g. purchase of fire department equipment), small business start-up funding and GIS/database development.

Expenses or activities for which recipient cannot be reimbursed
- Equipment that costs $5,000 or more and has a life expectancy of at least one year
- Other Activities: Construction, research, or activities on federal land
- Note: Activities ineligible for grant funds can be used as project leverage

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- 3/1/21; WSFM Pre-proposals due to NDF
- 3/30/21: Advisory Committee Reviews/Ranks WSFM Pre-proposals. Selected proposals developed for final submission.
- 7/16/21: WSFM developed proposals due to NDF for internal review and final edits.
- 8/20/21: Final WSFM Proposals due to NDF program coordinator(s).
- Late August – Early September: NDF submits WSFM Proposals to the Western States Competitive Granting Process.
- 7/1/2022: Dependent on congressional appropriations, states receive WSFM funding
- 7/15/2022: NDF develops partner agreements to begin WSFM project work.

Project match of 10% or greater must be provided by the applicant or collaborator. Greater match and leverage will favor the grant.

If funded, payments are on a reimbursement basis (after work is successfully completed and paid for by recipient).

An active DUNS# and signed financial and programmatic assurances are required prior to receipt of funds.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email pre-proposal questions and completed form to Nate Barrons –nbarrons@forestry.nv.gov.

Nate Barrons, State, and Volunteer Fire Assistance Coordinator
775-309-8359

NDF
2478 Fairview Drive
Carson City, Nevada 89701

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