New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), Forestry Division
04/12/19 4:30 PM MDT Receipt
Grants to New Mexico government agencies, including Pueblo and Tribal agencies, to mitigate wildfire threats by addressing forest fuel hazards. Applications must be received for review by the local State office prior to submission of the full proposal. Funding is intended to support the implementation of treatments on non-federal lands that benefit high-risk communities, where forest fuels pose a hazard in the event of a wildfire.
The New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), Forestry Division offers grants to reduce the fire threat to New Mexico’s communities. Projects must complement hazardous fuel reduction on USFS lands in high priority areas such as those identified in Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) or equivalent collaborative plans. All proposed projects must be within an approved CWPP and listed as a priority project area. The Division will place more emphasis on projects that are adjacent to federal projects identified in a CWPP and that involve collaboration with project partners.
Funding priority is for private, tribal, and pueblo lands, then state or other non-federal lands, such as county, and municipal-owned lands, as well as lands managed by Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
All proposed projects must benefit a community-at-risk listed in the 2016 Communities at Risk Plan; incorporate socio-cultural values and promote the economic well-being of the area; and include a maintenance plan. For a full list of Project Requirements, see pages 1-2 of the RFA document in Supporting Documents below.
Project costs may include all costs necessary to plan and implement the projects on non-federal land only.
GrantWatch ID#: 183281
Projects must be completed within two years.
Eligible Applicants are governmental entities, including tribes and pueblos, which are located within an existing approved Community Wildfire Protection Plan or Forest Action Plan area, and which are surrounded by hazardous forest fuels that pose a threat in the event of a wildland fire.
Costs may not include those associated with educational programs, public meetings, and other activities that are not directly related to implementing a project on the ground.
Applicants shall provide one signed original Application, three hard copies, and one electronic copy on CD in Word format to Andrew Frederick, Resource Management Bureau Chief, at the EMNRD, Forestry Division no later than 4:30 p.m., Mountain Daylight Time on April 12, 2019. The Division will not accept Applications that are incomplete or late. Applications may not be sent by facsimile or e-mail.
All applications must be reviewed by your local Forestry Division District office prior to submittal. The Division will not evaluate Applications that have not been first reviewed by the applicable Division District Office.
Matching funds are not required; however, the Division encourages the use of non-federal funds or in-kind contributions.
Questions regarding the program shall be addressed to either your local Forestry Division District office or to Andrew Frederick at the EMNRD.
For information on Division District Offices: http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SFD/contact.html.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit the application to:
Resource Management Bureau Chief
EMNRD, Forestry Division
1220 S. St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Telephone: (505) 476-3343
USA: New Mexico