New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), Forestry Division
03/30/18 4:30 PM MDT Receipt
Grants to New Mexico government agencies, pueblos, and tribes to reduce the threat of wildfires to their communities through treatments on non-federal lands. Eligible applicants are located in areas in which hazardous forest fuels pose a hazard in the event of a wildfire.
The following requirements apply to all proposed projects:
1. 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.
2. If Applicants submit projects that occur on private land that include specific properties (i.e. if Applicants name a private property landowner in the Application), those private landowners must have been competitively procured prior to including them in the Application. In this event, Applicants shall include a copy of the competitive procurement document (public notice, Request for Proposals, etc.) along with their completed Application.
3. Projects shall reference the adjacent USFS project and identify potential impacts to state or private lands that are to be mitigated using these granted funds.
4. Projects must show collaboration and consultation between local USFS officials and community leaders. The adjacent National Forest must be involved in project planning and implementation. All proposed projects need to contribute to strengthen the partnership between the state, USFS, and affected communities.
5. Projects require the completion of the appropriate environmental documentation.
6. All successful Applicants shall provide the Division with spatial data depicting the area where hazardous fuel activities were accomplished.
7. Project costs may include all costs necessary to plan and implement the projects on non-federal land only. 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.
8. All proposed projects must be within an approved CWPP and listed as a priority project area.
9. 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.
10. 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:
a) Benefit a community-at-risk listed in the 2016 Communities at Risk Plan;
b) Incorporate socio-cultural values and promote the economic well-being of the area (i.e. use of local thinning contractor, material used by either local business or within the regional area, etc.); and
c) Include a maintenance plan.
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.
Matching funds are not required; however, the Division encourages the use of non-federal funds or in-kind contributions.
All applications must be reviewed by your local Forestry Division District office prior to submittal.
Applications must be received no later than 4:30 PM, Mountain Daylight Time on March 30, 2018.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Resource Management Bureau Chief EMNRD
1220 S. St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
USA: New Mexico